Non-profit roundup

Missoula Women for Peace, reviving an old tradition, gave 10 books to the Missoula Public Library last week.

The books, winners of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award, were accepted gladly by Karen Rehard, the children's librarian.

"We appreciate receiving all these books," she said.

Jane Addams, 1860-1935, was concerned about poverty. For her efforts to counteract it, she received a Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.

The Women for Peace also will distribute information Monday on where the public's taxes go and how much Missoula sends to the government.

The group also will conduct a bake sale Monday at the Hellgate Station Postal Office on East Broadway.

€ A fund-raising Wine Tasting Event will be held Tuesday, April 18, at the Art Museum of Missoula from 5 to 7 p.m.

Five wines from the Reserve Wines of Ste. Michelle Winery will be sampled. A special menu designed by Ray Risho of Perugia Restaurant will be served.

The event will cost $20 for museum members and $25 for nonmembers. Call 728-0447 for reservations.

€ The Senior Wheels Program USA is offering power (electric) wheelchairs to qualified nonambulatory senior citizens age 65 and older.

The power wheelchairs will be provided to people who are in a wheelchair but are unable to self-propel themselves in their living area and who meet additional qualifications of the program. No deposit is required.

Nursing homes and HMOs are not included in this offer.

For more information, call 1-800-360-8765.

€ Volunteers are needed to help with Special Olympics Montana.

The volunteers can serve as management team members, coaches, chaperones and other helpers for sports training settings, volunteers during games events and in market and fund-raising, for example.

If you can volunteer, write to Special Olympics Montana, Box 3507, Great Falls 59403 or phone 1-800-242-6876. The e-mail address is

Does your nonprofit organization have an event to share with the public through the roundup? If so, call Donna Syvertson at 523-5361, fax it to 523-5294 or write to her in care of the Missoulian, Box 8029, Missoula 59807.

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