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Donations needed for free Tamaqua giveaway

  • ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Members of the Tamaqua Volunteers community initiative group are asking people to donate items to their Donation Drop-Off & Free Community Giveaway event April 27.
    ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Members of the Tamaqua Volunteers community initiative group are asking people to donate items to their Donation Drop-Off & Free Community Giveaway event April 27.
Published April 16. 2013 05:02PM

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, no matter how small or large. Anybody can donate. The only items not accepted are old computer monitors and floor-model televisions.

Drop off all donations on Saturday April 27 between the hours of 8 and 9 a.m. at the storage facility 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 simple and fair drawing. In case of rain or chance of rain, the event will be moved to Sunday, April 28 (same times).

For more information, visit the event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/146613862184285, contact group President and event organizer Andrew Leibenguth on Facebook or via (570) 668-1234. The free event will be held every fourth Saturday of the month. Leibenguth stated that anybody with a 18252 zip code, no matter their income, can take advantage of this giveaway.

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