Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Donations Needed for Homeless Veterans

The Volunteer Center will be partnering with the Bergen County Division of Veterans Services to assist homeless veterans as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.   Beginning Monday, January 9, the Volunteer Center will be accepting donations of backpacks, toiletry kits (toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, soap, comb/brush, razor, shaving cream, small bag to hold items and a set of towels), and sweatshirts  -- sizes large and extra large.  Gift cards to Walmart, Shop Rite, McDonald’s, Subway,  and Pizza Hut are also welcome. 

Donors may drop off these items at the Volunteer Center, 64 Passaic Street in Hackensack, during the week of January 9-13, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, with evening hours till 7:00 pm on Thursday; and from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 14.  Call Barbara at 201-489-9333 or email barbaraw@bergenvolunteers.org  for more information.   Find out more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the MKL Day of Service at www.mlkday.gov.

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