There is a generous group of people working at Weichert Realtors Paupack Group. I am very happy to be part of an office that believes in giving back to others – and here are some ways that our office is helping out this holiday season.
If you would like to drop off donations at our office for re-distribution, please call (570) 226 – 8240 for info. Every little bit helps.
- Warm Coats & Scarves and Blankets: we are accepting donations of new, or gently used and clean blankets, winter coats, hats, gloves, and scarves. Deadline is January 15, 2010. All items will stay in Wayne County.
- Dessin Animal Shelter is in need of those not-so-gently used blankets, sheets, towels, pillow cases, etc. There is always a need for bedding and material for the animals at the shelter. This shelter is a valuable part of our community and any help we can give them is much appreciated!
- Toys for Tots – yes, we are a Toys for Tots drop off location. Please bring new unwrapped toys and items for older kids (don’t forget, tweens and teens like to get Christmas presents too.) These do not have to be expensive items! Even a $5 toy would make a child who would otherwise get nothing very happy on Christmas morning. Deadline is December 4.
- Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau – we have committed to adopting some families this year to help make their Christmas a little brighter. If you would like to donate new toys, children’s or older kids clothing and coats (or donate cash toward the purchase of these items) – these donations also stay LOCAL. We need to have items by Saturday November 28. It is best to leave the items unwrapped so that they will be easy to identify what age/sex it should go to. Also please provide gift receipts in case an item needs to be exchanged.
Even though almost everyone has been hit hard by the economic crisis of the past several months, it is important to remember that there IS someone less fortunate – and no gift is too small.
A cash donation of $5 or a small gift can go a long way to helping someone else – and that’s what being part of a community is all about.
Please call 570-226-8240 if you are interested in learning more or dropping off a donation. Thank you!