There are so many wonderful nonprofit organizations in the Tampa Bay area that rely on donations and volunteers to help run their operations. Dean S. Robinson of the Clearwater Historical Society wrote in hoping someone out there would have an enclosed trailer, preferably 10 to 16 feet long, to donate. The organization needs the trailer to house fish fry equipment, and to free up precious storage space in the Historic Plumb House Museum, which contains archives, historical collections, etc. The society, which receives no funding from the city of Clearwater, Pinellas County or the state of Florida, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Therefore, the donor would receive a tax-deductible credit for the full value of the donated trailer. If you can help them, please call Bill Wallace at (727) 446-2676 in Clearwater.
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Someone may be soon be singing Alfreda Champagne's praises! She has a Hammond two-keyboard organ from the 1970s that she would like to give to anyone willing to pick it up in Tampa. She says it does need some repair. If you are interested, please call Alfreda at (813) 264-7148 in Tampa.
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Oops! It's always a drag when you accidentally get rid of something you love dearly. Reny Sherrill of St. Petersburg donated some Christmas decorations last year, and mistakenly got rid of about a dozen cassette tapes of her favorite Christmas music. Among the ones she's looking to replace are Perry Como's O Holy Night and Elvis Presley's Blue Christmas. Reny is hoping that someone out there will have some of these "sentimental standbys" and would be willing to part with them. They can be on cassette, 8-track or vinyl, but not on CD. If you can help Reny get the music back in her life, please call her in St. Petersburg at (727) 546-1387.
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Vivian Quam of St. Petersburg is looking for some very small brush rollers (2 1/4 inches long by 1/2 inch in diameter). They are hair brush rollers used for setting one's hair. If you can fulfill Vivian's request, please call her at (727) 895-6176.
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Anyone who enjoys scrapbooking might be interested in this offer. Audrey Doster of St. Petersburg has an oversized (20 by 25 inches) hardcover scrapbook to offer. Each page can fit a full newspaper sheet, and it has an additional set of pages. To reach Audrey, call (727) 577-8040.
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This offer will certainly interest crafters of any kind! Mary Jennings of Clearwater has a bag full of cloth scraps to offer. She says they are suitable for small quilts, doll clothes, pillow covers, etc. If you are interested, please call Mary at (727) 512-7138 for pickup.
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Helen Kidder of the Holiday Ladies Missionary Group wrote in hoping that people out there will have used greeting card fronts to donate to the group. The ladies can always use these cards, so send them as often as you would like. The address to send them to is:
Holiday Ladies Missionary Group
1842 Grand Blvd.
Holiday, FL 34690
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