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Monday, December 11, 2006

The Season of Giving

Bread for the City offers several ways to make someone else's season a little brighter. Notably, Bread for the City is presently accepting donations for its Holiday Helpings program, which aims to provide low income families with holiday meals to enjoy together. Non-perishable food donations are accepted through December 24th at both of Bread for the City's locations, including its Shaw location at 1525 Seventh Street. They also accept cash donations for the Holiday Helpings program.

Bread for the City has its own wish list for carrying out its wonderful programs. Consider donating any of the following items:

toiletries including deodorant, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and shampoo

Gift cards to Giant, Safeway, and CVS

A digital camera (less than two years old)

A DVD player (less than two years old)

A lightly used microwave

A Bates Stamp

Pre-paid phone cards

Tokens/bus passes/metro cards

Feminine hygiene products

Diapers (child and adult)

Two TTY phones

To grant any of these wishes, contact Valentine Woods at 202.386.7611.

PHOTO CREDIT: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, Harper Collins 1964

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