Have you started spring cleaning yet? If so, members of the Tamaqua Volunteers community initiative group are looking for donations of clothing, toys, tools, electronics, holiday decorations, pots/pans/dishes, cookware, furniture, appliances and anything else you don't want to throw away or wouldn't mind parting with.

They will accept practically anything clean and odor-free, no matter how small or large. Anybody can donate. The only items not accepted are old computer monitors and old console televisions.

Donations can be dropped off this Saturday (July 27) between 8 and 9 a.m. at the M and M Self Storage facility located next to Schickram's Car Wash (Rose Street) in Tamaqua. Volunteers stress that they are not able to pick up or store donations.

Any Tamaqua resident wanting to receive donations is encouraged to be there by 9 a.m. for the donation giveaway scheduled to start at 9:15 a.m. sharp. All items will then be given away free to residents via a drawing.

The coordinator stated that anybody with a 18252 zip code, no matter their income, can take advantage of this giveaway.

In case of heavy rain, the event will be moved to Sunday, July 28 (same times).

For more information, visit the event on Facebook or call (570) 668-1234. The free event is held every last Saturday of every non-winter month.