Here are some places looking for donations.
Have some items to donate? Want to give back to those in need? The Community Services Office sent out a newsletter listing the following charitable giving options: Organizations with local drop off locations only:
The American Red Cross Club at NRHS is trying to fill 800 stockings for troops overseas.
The North Reading High School American Red Cross Club is collecting donations to fill 800 stockings for troops overseas as part of the American Red Cross Care Package Drive. Support the students and the troops by dropping items into any of their collection boxes around town. NRHS student Nicholas Phillips learned about American Red Cross Clubs last spring through his cousin, who participates in the group at Reading Memorial High School. He thought NRHS should have a club like it, and decided to bring the idea to Principal Jon Bernard and the school committee this past fall. The club was approved and Phillips worked on getting new members. The club now has more than 40 members, who are extremely hard working, Phillips said. “People were …
Toys for Tots is still 15,000 toys shy of meeting their holiday expectations.
The Boston-area Toys for Tots Organization is still 15,000 toys short of their 2011 holiday goal, according to an article posted on Boston.com on Wednesday morning. Although people have been donating generously this holiday season, the charity's spokesman, Marine Corporal Vin Dolan, told Boston.com that the number of requests from Boston-area organizations is also up. Dolan said that 350 organizations requested toys this year, as opposed to 290 in 2010. Last year, Toys for Tots in Boston collected 138,845 toys. This year, Dolan told Boston.com he expects the group to give out about 140,000. Toys for Tots is only collecting donations through Thursday! You can drop off your Toys for Tots donations at the Reading Fire Station, 757 Main Street.