November 9, 2009

Notices — Nov. 9, 2009

Toys for Tots — The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is once again setting up a drop-off location for the Marine campaign for Toys for Tots. New toys, in their original store wrappings, may be dropped off in 105 Barton Hall on the Homewood campus through Friday,  Dec. 11. No holiday wrapping or used toys please.For more information, go to or e-mail Candace Abel at

FSRP Holiday Programs — Through the Vernon Rice Memorial Butterball Turkey and Adopt-a-Family programs, Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs provides opportunities for members of the Johns Hopkins community to help local families in need during the holidays.

The Vernon Rice Memorial Butterball Turkey Program, named in honor of the late Johns Hopkins staff member who started the effort, provides Butterball Turkey gift certificates to pre-identified families through St. Anthony of Padua Church in West Baltimore. In 2008, thanks to the generosity of Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, 113 families received certificates for holiday meals.

To participate, send a check or money order in $15 increments, payable to JHU Butterball, to Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs, Johns Hopkins at Eastern, 1101 33rd St., Suite C100, Baltimore, MD 21218. Funds received by Nov. 13 will be given to families for Thanksgiving, and those received after Nov. 14 but before Dec. 15 (the final day for contributions) will be distributed for the December holidays. Go to for more information on the program.

The Adopt-a-Family/Adopt-an-Agency Program provides families and individuals with gifts, clothing and food that they might not otherwise be able to afford. Johns Hopkins faculty and staff adopt a pre-identified family or social service agency and collect gifts to match specific needs. These wish lists are available to faculty, staff or departments. To learn more about this program, or to complete an online registration form, go to

Contact FSRP at 443-997-6060 with questions about either program, or go to and click on the Community Service link to learn more.

Tutoring at Harriet Lane Clinic — Volunteers are needed for the tutoring program serving patients of the Harriet Lane Clinic, which is the general pediatrics outpatient center on the East Baltimore medical campus, during the spring semester. Tutoring is conducted in math and reading with the intent to boost each child’s skills up to grade level. Materials are provided, and tutors are supported by knowledgeable staff and faculty. Times are 4 to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and the clinic can be reached from Bayview and Homewood by the JHU shuttle. One two-to-three-hour training session is required. Tutors must have at least a GED or high-school diploma, take a TB test (or have a negative X-ray taken after Nov. 1) and get a copy of their measles, mumps and rubella test record (if born after Jan. 1, 1957). To volunteer or for more information, contact Robyn Nuttall at

Minority Global Health Disparities Research Program for KSAS Undergrads — One student from the School of Arts and Sciences will be chosen to participate in the Minority Global Health Disparities Research Program, known as MHIRT, which consists of a summer internship for up to three months (June–August). Applications and information on the program and research locations are available in 237 Mergenthaler, Homewood campus, and online at An application and two recommendation letters must be turned in to Lisa Jia, 237 Mergenthaler, no later than Tuesday, Nov. 24.