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Greeting cards are among the most commonly sought after and offered items in Reader's Exchange. That's good for the Ladies Missionary Class of the Holiday Gospel Assembly. They are in urgent need of used greeting card fronts. They attach Bible verses to the card fronts and send them out. So far this year they have sent more than 25,000 cards to Nigeria, so their need is great. And because they know the response will be so great, if you have cards to donate to them, please mail them to: Holiday Gospel Assembly, 1842 Grand Blvd., Holiday, FL 34690.

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Bernice Halfon is on the other end of the greeting card phenomenon. She has a variety of greeting cards to be picked up by anyone who would like them. She can be reached at (727) 785-2024.

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Tracey Short is looking for working copy machines for the teachers at Dunedin Middle School, who are allotted a set number of copies by the school and often exceed that in the course of classroom instruction. She is also asking for donations of copy supplies, paper and ink cartridges that match the copier. Tracey can be reached at (727) 461-2381 or (727) 656-6324.

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The holidays are just around the corner, and Jan Peters of Seminole is getting ready! She is in need of 18-millimeter red starflake beads to finish a project she is working on. She is also looking for white, silver or pink Christmas trees. She says the trees do not need to be in perfect condition. She can be reached at (727) 871-5142.

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R. Steinbach of Yankeetown, who loves to sew for the grandchildren, is looking for a pleater used for preparing fabric for hand smocking, and is willing to drive a distance to get one. If you can help, please e-mail

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Help mobilize the community! Patrick Ruta and Steve Gronemeyer volunteer at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic's We Help Services. When people donate bicycles and bicycle parts, Patrick and Steve fix up the bikes for low-income citizens so that they have an inexpensive way to get to work. Inexpensive transportation means people have more money for rent, mortgage, food, medicine and other necessities. If you have new and used bicycles and bicycle parts you would like to donate to We Help Services, they can be delivered to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic at 863 Third Ave N., St. Petersburg. The phone number at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic is (727) 821-1200.

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If you never got a converter box for your TV, Paula can help. She has some boxes to give away. She can be reached at (727) 698-4785; call for pickup. Paula also is willing to deliver.

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