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Help for the holidays
November 26, 2013, 05:00 AM

Volunteers with Americans Supporting Americans will pack Christmas/holiday care packages on Wednesday, Nov. 20 for their adopted unit, U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division currently deployed in Afghanistan. One of the largest expense will be the actual postage for the care packages and donations are gratefully appreciated. For more info or to donate, contact Bryan Carmody at (415) 552-6397.

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Hillsdale Shopping Center and the San Mateo Fire Department are teaming up for the 34th Annual Toys for Tots Drive. Toy donations, both new and used, will be accepted Monday, Dec. 2 through Dec. 22 at the San Mateo Firefighters’ booth near the Lego store.

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Hillsdale Shopping Center and the Samaritan House are hosting their One Warm Coat Drive this holiday season. Hillsdale encourages its community to go through their closets, donating new or unused coats to this organization. Donations will be accepted at the Customer Service Center, next to Kay Jewelers, from Nov. 29 through Dec. 17 during mall hours. Visit OneWarmCoat.org for more information.

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From Nov. 25 to Dec. 6, the San Francisco-based Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund will join PJ Library, Parents Place and 18 Bay Area Jewish preschools in hosting the Fifth Night Project to provide Hanukkah gifts for needy kids. The project emphasizes the fifth night of Hanukkah in an effort to teach children the Jewish value of tzedakah (giving with just intention) by forgoing their own gift on that night to provide one for a child in need.

Locally, there will be bins at Chai Preschool in Foster City, Congregation Beth Jacob Preschool in Redwood City, Peninsula JCC Preschool in Foster City and Peninsula Temple Sholom Preschool in Burlingame.

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The San Mateo County Human Services Agency has placed 67 toy donation barrels throughout the region as part of its Children’s Fund drive. The toy barrel campaign is in place November through early December.

Last year, the Children’s Fund provided gifts to more than 3,822 children.

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Now’s your chance to clear your library book and DVD fines and help others by donating food to those in need during the month of December in the San Mateo County Library’s “Food For Fines” program.

Customers can take any amount of nonperishable boxed or canned food to any of the San Mateo County Library’s 12 branches. Also, donations can be made to any Daly City Library, Redwood City Library and San Mateo Public Library branches during business hours, and library fines and fees will be waived. All collected food is donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

 

 

 

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