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Big Goodwill donors can win 97X VIP concert tickets

Wesley Chapel

Big Goodwill donors can win concert tickets

A clutter-free home may be its own reward, but Goodwill Industries-Suncoast is sweetening the pot. People who drop off items over the next two Saturdays at select Goodwill stores will be entered in the Next Big Donation contest. The person who donates the most stuff — measured by weight — will win a pair of VIP tickets to the 97X Next Big Thing concert on Dec. 5. The all-day alternative rock event will feature 13 bands, including My Chemical Romance, Neon Trees, Sick Puppies and Switchfoot. The winners will get to meet the band of their choice, get an autographed guitar, announce a band on stage — and they'll even get a Goodwill shopping spree with Danielle of the 97X Morning Show to select an outfit for the event. Goodwill has received 9,822 pounds of goods over the past two Saturdays. Drop off items from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 27 at the Wesley Chapel Goodwill Superstore, on State Road 56 a quarter-mile east of Interstate 75, and at the Goodwill stores in Brandon, Oldsmar and St. Petersburg. For information, visit


True Life will take food donations

True Life Center is collecting nonperishable food and donations to help feed families in need. Items such as peanut butter, jelly, pasta, rice, canned vegetables, canned fruit, nonperishable boxed food and canned meat may be dropped off from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church's Harvest Food Pantry, 4797 Allen Road. Checks may be sent to True Life Center, P.O. Box 3040, Zephyrhills, FL 33542, Attention: Thankful Giving. A $40 contribution provides three families with a week's worth of food. For information, call (813) 788-5433 or visit

Port Richey

Plant sales help hearing impaired

Looking to spread some extra holiday cheer? Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Florida is accepting orders through Monday for poinsettia plants, with the proceeds benefitting the nonprofit Port Richey agency that helps hearing-impaired clients. The florist-quality plants come in red or white, and delivery will be made the first week of December. The 6-inch plants are $7, 8-inch plants are $14.50, plus tax. To place an order, call (727) 853-1010 or visit

Big Goodwill donors can win 97X VIP concert tickets 11/16/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 9:48pm]
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