You can help Salvation Army with gifts, food
The Salvation Army plans to provide Christmas presents to 561 Pasco children — but gifts are still needed for more than 300 children, Center of Hope manager Jeanne Coulter said. How can you help? Stop by the Salvation Army's Angel Tree at the north entrance of Gulfview Square Mall, 9409 U.S. 19, and take a paper angel with a child's wish list. Gifts should be returned by Dec. 19. The families of the kids who will receive the gifts will also receive a holiday food box. The cost to fill a food box is $30 and donations are accepted. For information, call Coulter at (727) 847-6321, ext. 101.
Sip, nibble, see Santa and lights
Looking for a glimpse of St. Nick? More than 10,000 Christmas lights synchronized to music will be on display from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Adipietro residence, 30623 Birdhouse Drive. Get free photos with Santa, hot chocolate and a cookie. Donations are accepted and all proceeds benefit Pug Rescue of Florida. For information, visit adipietro christmaslights.com.
United Way needs blankets for cold
The United Way seeks donations of blankets to be used at the cold weather shelters that open when overnight temperatures drop below 36 degrees. Drop off donations from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the United Way, 8040 Washington St. For information, call (727) 835-2028 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vets event is for needy among them
The Disabled American Veterans will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today to raise money for needy veterans and their families. The sale will be held at DAV Chapter 65, 5325 Eighth St. The group also has a certified veterans service officer available by appointment Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to assist veterans. Call (813) 355-5889 to make an appointment.
Signups starting for kids' basketball
The Salvation Army will hold youth basketball registration from 8 a.m. to noon today at 7745 Ridge Road. The league is open to boys and girls, ages 5 to 16. The cost is $55. For information or to volunteer as a coach, call Bobby Riordan at (727) 815-8539, ext. 109.
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