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Season of Giving

YWCA Princeton seeks donations of holiday gifts

including food, clothing, shoes, and gifts for its second annual

"Adopt-a

Family Program" Help is needed for local low-income families whose

children attend the multicultural nursery school, YWCA Princeton’s

Child Care Center at the Valley Road School. Participants will be

matched with a family and wish lists provided. Call 609-919-6608 for

information.

Womanspace holiday wish list of new and unwrapped gifts

include clothing for women and children, accessories, toiletries,

non-violent toys, gift certificates for food stories, and prepaid

phone cards. League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area

collects

the items and Peggy Killmer coordinates the event. Drop off

items at Weichert Realtors, 350 Nassau Street, Princeton. Call

609-921-1900

for information.

Franklin Township Public Library is collecting new

hardcover

and paperback books as gifts for disadvantaged children in Middlesex

County through the "Books to Keep" program. Distribution is

through service clubs and social service agencies. Donations may be

brought to any Middlesex Country library through Saturday, December

15. Call 732-873-8700.

Crisis Ministry is holding a personal care products drive

for Christmas gifts. Basic toiletries may be delivered by Saturday,

December 15, to 123 East Hanover Street in Trenton. Call 609-396-9355.

Disaster Fund for the Children of New Jersey accepts

contributions

from corporations, businesses, and citizens for New Jersey children

who lost a parent in the terrorist attacks. Disaster Fund for the

Children of NJ, New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 216

West State Street, Trenton 08608.

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New Jersey Historical Society seeks donations for its

project, "Changed Lives: Understanding New Jersey in the Aftermath

of September 11th." The society is looking for materials related

to events commemorating or honoring people lost on September 11 or

materials concerning those responding with assistance, photographs

of memorial shrines, or other public displays erected in honor of

the victims, and written personal stories from all perspectives.

Send to Changed Lives: Understanding New Jersey in the Aftermath of

September 11th, the New Jersey Historical Society, 52 Park Place,

Newark 07102. Call 973-596-8500.


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