• The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation has launched a national appeal for a nuclear-weapons free world with a petition that you can sign on its Web site, wagingpeace.org. The Foundation plans to deliver the appeal to the next President in January 2009.

• Do you enjoy reading to children? If you can commit to two hours a week, you can become a Reach Out and Read Storytimer. There are opportunities available in Carpinteria and Santa Barbara. Call Karla Blancas, the Reach Out and Read Coordinator, 564-5621, or email her at kblancas@SantaBarbaraCA.gov for more information.

• The Foodbank of Santa Barbara needs volunteers for sorting, organizing, and repacking food donations. You should be able to lift 25 pounds and stand for long periods of time. For more info, to sign up for volunteer orientation, or to tour the facility, call 967 5741 x101, or visit foodbanksbc.org.


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