Adopt-A-Pantry 2015 will stock up food pantries in Bucks County

Bucks County Opportunity Council (BCOC) will be conducting its third annual Adopt-A-Pantry project, a collaborative, county-wide food drive to benefit the BCOC’s Food and Nutrition Network (FaNN) of more than 30 food pantries. BCOC is asking local businesses, churches, organizations, families and individuals in Bucks and Montgomery counties to collect non-perishable food and hearty produce during the month of May.

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Support the Friends of the Library

Support the Friends of the Township Library of Lower Southampton by donating your gently used handbags and jewelry for their “Spring Fashion Accessories Sale” on Saturday, April 25th, from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the library, 1983 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville. Donations need to be received at the library by April 10th. Place all items in the box located in the library lobby. If you have additional questions, call the library at 215-355-1183.

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Southampton Free Library seeking donations of books, audio and video material, for book sale

The Southampton Free Library, located at 947 Street Road, is seeking donations of previously loved hardback and paperback books and audio and video material for all ages and interests to be sold at their two-day 2015 Book Sale on Friday and Saturday, April 17th and 18th, from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The public is invited to donate and attend the sale days.

According to Library Director Kim Ingram, “We’ll be accepting donations of materials here at the library which will be offered to the public during our two-day event with all of the proceeds benefiting the library. We also will feature a special $5 per bag blowout sale from April 20th to 24th. I’d like invite everyone in the community to participate and help us raise much needed funds.”

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Americans for Native Americans

Americans for Native Americans (ANA) was started by Bill and Connie Eastburn in 1991. Their introduction to our neighbors in the Southwest has established partners and, more important, great friendships with many volunteers in the Bucks County area. Bill and Connie did not believe the stereotypes our society has created for these first Americans. They saw neighbors with a need and asked them if they could be their partners. They created a relationship of mutual understanding and respect for each other.

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Americans for Native Americans

Americans for Native Americans (ANA) was started by Bill and Connie Eastburn in 1991. Their introduction to our neighbors in the Southwest has established partners and, more important, great friendships with many volunteers in the Bucks County area. Bill and Connie did not believe the stereotypes our society has created for these first Americans. They saw neighbors with a need and asked them if they could be their partners. They created a relationship of mutual understanding and respect for each other.

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Toys for Tots Bucks County: Every child deserves a toy for the holidays

by June Portnoy

“You better not pout, you better not cry…”

Unfortunately, even good kids won’t receive presents this year, through no fault of their own, and these are not kids living in distant parts of the world. These are children living right in your own community. Last year, Toys for Tots Bucks County collected 25,000 toys for 10,000 children in Lower, Central and Upper Bucks County.

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A Woman’s Place: Helping victims of domestic violence maintain a safe, peaceful holiday season

by June Portnoy

“’Tis the season to be jolly” for most people during the holidays. However, during this time of year victims of domestic abuse are simply trying to maintain a calm environment at home where they can sustain a feeling of peace and safety. According to Ifeoma Aduba, Executive Director of A Woman’s Place (AWP), holidays are a time when their clients work hard to keep their family together.

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Lenape Valley Foundation seeks donors to help spread holiday cheer

While holiday time is one that is supposed to be filled with joy and happiness, that is not the case for many of our friends and neighbors in Bucks County. Lenape Valley Foundation (LVF) hopes to make the holidays a little brighter for those in need. The Holiday Assistance Program, an annual effort organized by LVF staff and volunteers, was developed for just that purpose.

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BCHG encourages community to help neighbors in need this holiday season

by June Portnoy

During the holiday season there are Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two days when people traditionally spend lots of money buying gifts. But what about a day of giving back to the community? Hence, GivingTuesday was born at New York City’s 92nd Street Y in 2012, the goal being to have a national day of giving at the start of the holiday season.

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Southampton Free Library seeking donations for book sale

The Southampton Free Library, located here at 947 Street Road, is seeking donations of previously loved hardback and paperback books and audio and video material for all ages and interests to be sold at their two-day 2014 Book Sale on Friday and Saturday, October 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to donate and attend the sale days.

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