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Reader's Exchange: Magazines, plants and more looking for a new home

Christmas is almost here, and it is always fun to hear about the many creative projects people do to decorate. Joan of St. Petersburg would like to make some of her own Santa and Mrs. Claus, so she is in need of Reader's Digest magazines in order to make them. If you have any to donate, please call Joan at (727) 545-0469.

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Speaking of magazines, Joyce of Clearwater has some to give away. She has one year's worth of Soap Opera Digest and CBS Soaps magazines for anyone who could use them. If you are interested, please call Joyce at (727) 799-0185 to arrange a pickup.

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This offer could be a gardener's treasure trove! Carol Humes of Hudson has many plants to give away. Among the many types she has are ivy, buttercups, aloe, fern, bleeding heart, goldenrain tree and loquat. If you are interested in any or all of these, please call Carol at (727) 856-7330.

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Jane Anderson of Tarpon Springs has used Reader's Exchange in the past to find something, and now she is hoping that she can help someone! She has a Philips 19-inch cable-ready color television with a remote control. Jane says that it has a beautiful picture and is like new. She says that it is not a flat screen, and is a bit heavy. If you are interested, please call her at (727) 424-4931.

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Ginny Smith of New Port Richey has used REX in the past to help find a new home for her pickle jars. She hopes to have that same success again, as she has accumulated more barrel-shaped, 36-ounce pickle jars with screw lids. These can be used for all manner of things, so if you are interested, please call Ginny at (727) 372-9761 to arrange a pickup.

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Florida Craftsmen Inc. in St. Petersburg, a non-profit organization that represents Florida's fine craft artists, is looking for donations of yarn for its Crochet Coral Reef project, which will be on display in June at Florida Craftsmen in downtown St. Petersburg. The organization is also looking for people to participate in crocheting the reef. For more information, visit Yarn can be dropped off at 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call Diane Shelly at (727) 821-7391.

Thank you

Back in October, Jeanne Cellini wrote in asking for fabric, trim, lace and poly fiberfill for her group, the Doll Makers. This group sews dolls to distribute at children's hospitals, Ronald McDonald houses and the like. Jeanne wrote in to say that the response was overwhelming and successful beyond belief. She would like to thank everyone who contributed, and says no words are adequate to express their gratitude.

Reader's Exchange: Magazines, plants and more looking for a new home 12/14/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 3:30am]
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