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2018 holiday wish list for area nonprofit groups

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Published November 23. 2018 12:41PM

As the holiday season nears, area groups are busy helping the less fortunate.

Email to let us know what the wish list is for your nonprofit group.

Please be sure to include your contact information so people can fulfill your wishes.

We will compile everyone’s lists and run them in the Times News during the holiday season.

Tamaqua Adult Day Care Center

The Tamaqua Adult Day Care Center, located at 300 W. Broad St., Tamaqua, is in need of the following items:

Large and small paper plates, 8-ounce paper cups, napkins, tissues, paper towels, gallon size zip-close bags, adult coloring books, regular coloring books, word-search books in large print, colored markers and pencils, pens and No. 2 pencils.

Char-Wills German Shepherd Rescue

Char-Wills German Shepherd Rescue, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit at 2 E. Railroad Ave. in New Ringgold, takes in and rehomes German shepherds and has placed more than 150 dogs this year alone.

Items needed include:

• Martingale collars (large)

• Large Kong toys

• Nylabones

• Bleach

• Laundry detergent

• High-quality dog food (such as Royal Canin, Taste of the Wild, Merrick)

• Gas cards

• Sturdy 6-foot leashes

• Pill pockets

For more information, contact

St. Luke’s/The Summit Nursing Home and Rehab

The wish list for St. Luke’s/The Summit Nursing Home and Rehab residents/facility is Legos building blocks, Lincoln Logs, small CD players, CD with easy listening music, oldies, large print coloring books, and DVDs of all varieties (animals, comedies, etc.)

Activities Coordinator Marie Lengyel

St. Luke’s University Health Network/The Summit

211 N. 12th St.

Lehighton, PA 18235


Turn To Us

Turn To Us is a local, grassroots 501c(3) organization that advocates for individuals and their families who are impacted by major and chronic illnesses by offering connection to resources and personalized assistance in a hopeful and compassionate environment. Assistance is at no cost to clients. Serving all of Carbon County, Coaldale and Tamaqua, services include financial assistance, gas gift cards, emotional support, connection to resources and wish granting.

Wish list: storage totes, envelopes, stamps, Boost and Ensure nutritional drinks, gift cards (fast food and gas), handmade holiday and “thinking of you” cards.

Contact: 404 Center St., Jim Thorpe; 570-732-4220;; or Facebook/TurnToUs.

Socks for seniors

Socks for seniors is collecting new unwrapped items for area nursing homes for the holidays.

Items sought include: Adult socks — many request nonskid, soft tissues, back scratchers, personal care items, small hand sanitizers, garden gloves (great for wheelchair use), dial (liquid and solid), fashion scarves, snacks — small bags, hair brush/comb/barrettes/hair picks, body wash, men’s baseball caps, large-print puzzle books, costume jewelry, aftershave, nail polish/lipstick/chapstick, holiday decorations, or anything to make a senior’s holiday special.

The deadline is Dec. 8

Drop-off spots are:

Tamaqua: Dr. Puddu’s office and M&S

Coaldale: Tommy’s Restaurant, Angela Triplex Theater

Lansford: Jim Thorpe Neighborhood Bank, Sports Zoo and Cynthia’s Cynful Styles

Summit Hill: Hiles Brothers

Nesquehoning: Classic Beverage

Jim Thorpe: Mauch Chunk 5 & 10

Lehighton: Beacon 443


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