Furry Friends Giving Trees: Furry Friends is looking for local businesses willing to host a Giving Tree Donation Box for the holiday season. Furry Friends supplies a box to collect donations of cat food or other much-needed supplies, as well as a small display board telling about Furry Friends and its wish list. The Giving Trees are instrumental in providing supplies for cats in need. Contact Furry Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State redistricting training: The nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Washington is organizing free “train-the-trainer” sessions to teach how to help prepare residents to tell the five-member Washington State Redistricting Commission late next spring how district boundaries for elected officials should be drawn. The League is recruiting volunteers from broad cultural, ethnic, political and religious backgrounds to train Speak-up School leaders to prepare the public to testify. Those trained will be able to facilitate Speak-Up School sessions in early spring that will prepare people to testify before the commissioners, who will take testimony as they travel throughout the state in late spring. To register to be a train-the-trainer, go to speakup.brownpapertickets.com.