Members of the Tamaqua Volunteers community initiative group are collecting donations this Saturday and Sunday for their free Tamaqua Monthly Donation Giveaway planned next Saturday, August 25.

Volunteers are asking people to consider donating useable items towards their monthly event, which is held the last Saturday of every month at the storage area located adjacent to Schickram's Car Wash in Tamaqua.

They are accepting all types of useable donations, to include furniture, appliances, tools, clothing, toys and so on.

If you are able to drop items off this Saturday or Sunday, call Andrew Leibenguth, group president, anytime at (570) 668-1234 to make arrangements.

Items can also be dropped-off the day of the event, Saturday August 25, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The free giveaway, currently reserved for Tamaqua residents only, will start at 9:15 a.m. and last about 30 minutes. The rain date is the following day at the same times.