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DONATE School supplies: The Salvation Army, 1625 N Belcher Road, Clearwater, is accepting donations of new school supplies for children in need. Pencils, paper, three-ring binders, composition books, backpacks, glue sticks, crayons, colored pencils, erasers and rulers can be dropped off between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. today. Visit salvationarmy clearwater.org to learn more.

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Become an advocate for children: Guardian ad Litem volunteers advocate in court and in the child welfare system for abused, abandoned and neglected children. More than 650 children in Pinellas County do not have a volunteer advocate. One-hour orientation seminars for prospective volunteers, who will be trained and supported by an experienced supervisory and legal staff, are scheduled for the following locations: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E Lemon St.; 1 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Dunedin Library, 223 Douglas Ave.; and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Center in Palm Harbor, 1500 16th St. These seminars provide a brief overview of the program and discuss responsibilities of the Guardian ad Litem volunteer. For more information, call (727) 464-6528 or visit guardianadlitem6.org.

Clothing needed: Clothes to Kids needs boys and girls clothing and shoes for elementary school-age children. The agency needs shorts and pants in sizes 8 to 16, shirts in sizes M, L and XL, and shoes in sizes kids 11 through adult. New or gently used clothing and shoes can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at two locations: 1059 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater, and 3251 Third Ave. N, St. Petersburg. For more information, call (727) 441-5050, ext. 22.

Logo contest: The Safety Harbor Public Library is inviting residents to participate in its logo contest, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The chosen logo will be used on T-shirts for an upcoming library fundraiser and could be used in other advertising materials for the library. The winner will receive a T-shirt with their logo and a $100 gift card to a restaurant or store of their choosing from the Friends of the Library, and also will be recognized in library press, social media and on the website. Artists may submit up to two entries. Entry forms and complete rules can be found at safetyharborlibrary.com. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 12. For more information, email lkothe@cityofsafetyharbor.com or call (727) 724-1525, ext. 4016.

Tampa Bay History Center TRIP: Participants will enjoy a two-hour guided tour through the Tampa Bay History Center and continue on to the Columbia Restaurant, founded in 1905. The $30 cost includes transportation, Tampa Bay History Center ticket and the tour. Meals at the restaurant are not included in the price. Registration is required, and the deadline for registering is Sept. 8 for the Oct. 8 trip. For more information, call the Hale Activity Center in Dunedin at (727) 298-3299.

North Pinellas news briefs 08/28/14 [Last modified: Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:00pm]
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