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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 11-15-2018

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Local charities accepting donations • Lincoln Town Hall, at 100 Old River Road, will accept unwrapped gifts for its Giving Tree until Friday, Dec. 14. Gift ideas will be printed on the tags attached to the tree for dif- ferent age brackets. These items can be toys, games, clothing or gift cards to various stores, movie theaters and restaurants. Though there are 20 tags for each age bracket, it does not mean there are 20 individuals receiving a gift. The tags serve as ideas for donors to work toward certain age brackets, and children may receive more than one item. Volunteers working on the Giving Tree will combine donated gifts for families who may have a younger child and a teen- ager in one home. Gifts are needed for all age brackets up to age 14. Town Hall will also accept nonperishable food donations for the holi- day basket program until Friday, Dec. 14. Items such as pasta, peanut butter, beans, corn, cereal, soups, sauces and other canned goods are requested. Any leftover food that is not dis- tributed will be delivered to the Lime Rock Baptist Church food pantry. Town Hall hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Albert Ranaldi at 401-333-8422 or email aranaldi@lincolnri. org. • The Cumberland Happy Basket Program has come together to ensure that families in need in Cumberland receive food baskets and toys over the holidays. Organizers are seeking donations of all kinds – time, food and financial contributions to purchase necessary basket items. Donations can be dropped off at the Cumberland Senior Center through Dec. 13. Anyone wishing to volunteer a few hours of their time in sorting dona- tions, wrapping gifts or assembling baskets at the Senior Center can call John Johnson at 401-487-1282. • YWCA Rhode Island, 514 Blackstone St., Woonsocket, will be col- lecting new mittens, gloves, hats, scarfs and other warm clothing, from Dec. 3 to Jan. 5, on a Mitten Tree. Donations will warm the hearts and hands of chil- dren in need this winter. Anyone in need of these items is welcome to take them. Donations can be brought to the front desk. Contributors are asked to leave labels/tags on for information regard- ing clothing materials and sizes. For more information, call 401-769-7450. • Woonsocket Adopt- A-Family solicits donors to "adopt" the wish list of a needy child from Woonsocket. Donors may purchase clothing items, toys and a stuffed stock- ing. Wrapped donations must be delivered to the Donation Center at the Elks Lodge, 380 Social St., Woonsocket. This year's Distribution Week will be held Dec. 10-14, at the Elks Lodge, 380 Social St., Woonsocket. Volunteers are needed to help process the gifts at the Elks' Hall. Time slots are available in four-hour increments, Monday- Thursday, by using the link at www.woonsocketadopta- . For any questions, con- tact Woonsocket Adopt-A- Family by email at woon- socketadoptafamily@gmail. com or leave a message at 401-766-2291. • New Beginnings in Woonsocket serves lunch to those in need every Monday through Thursday, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The group accepts every- thing from clothing, food, supplies, and services, to volunteers. To get involved, email newbeginningskitch- or call 401- 356-4066. Monetary gifts to the kitchen are accepted and can be mailed to New See CHARITY, Page 81 42 Holidays 2018 | THE VALLEY BREEZE NOV-15-2018-MAG-CL-88-Laura.indd 42 11/7/18 10:35 AM

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