DONATION DRIVE TO HELP FLOOD VICTIMS

The Giving Circle, Inc., an all volunteer local charity based in Saratoga Springs, will be holding a donation drive at the Saratoga Peace Fair on Sunday, September 25th from 12:00 A.M. to 4:00 pm at the New England Presbyterian Congregational Church on West Circular Street.   The Donation Drive is to collect needed items to help our neighbors in Schoharie County rebuild their lives in the wake of the horrible flooding that resulted
from Hurricane Irene.  There will be a moving van parked at the PEACE Fair that will be clearly marked for donation drop offs.

On Friday, September 23rd the Giving Circle will be leading a team to Schoharie to help residents with shoveling out basements, tearing down walls and insulation and other needed tasks.  If you want to volunteer for this work day or would like more information please contact Ron Deutsch at mkd67@aol.com or 469-6769.  We will leave Saratoga at 8:15 am and return by 5:00 PM.  You can sign up to volunteer for work weekends at the Giving Circle Booth at the Peace Fair on Sunday September 25th.  You can also learn more about the Giving Circle and sign up on their FRIENDS OF THE GIVING CIRCLE E-LIST by going to their website at www.thegivingcircle.org.

List of Needed Items for Donation:

Most needed:
Utility Knives
Disinfectant Wipes
Contractor Grade Garbage
Bags
Shovels (with square ends)
Heavy Duty Work gloves
Bug Spray
Buckets
Bath Towels
Blankets (new)
Laundry Detergent
Respirators (N-95 masks)
Fleece Jackets
Winter clothes
Gas Cards**
Paper towels
Pillows
Walmart/Target Gift cards

Also needed:
Rubber Gloves
All-Purpose Cleaners
Pasta Sauce
Baby Wash
Denture Adhesive
Pillow Cases
Spray Bottles
Cutlery
Batteries (all types)
Tarps
Clocks
Sponges
Bungee Cords
Swiffer refills
Hair conditioner
Kitchen Towels
Dog Food/Cat Food
Paper Plates
Lighter Fluid
Ropes
Dish Soap
Razors
First Aid Kits
Hoses
Washcloths
Matches
Clorox Wipes
Baby Wipes
Shaving Cream
Sheets
Anti-biotic Cream
Mud Boots
Cat Litter
Flash lights
Fans
Charcoal Briquettes

Monetary Donations: Monetary donations are
always needed.  100% of these donations will go to agencies providing
flood relief.  Please make checks payable to The Giving Circle.

Donated Items that should be new include: clothing, house wares and household items.

FOOD: any non-perishable items, infant soy formula, juice, coffee, mayonnaise.

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