Northside Presbyterian to take donations to benefit Christmas store

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Do you have gently used, clean clothing, toys and books you no longer need or use? Then pack them up and take them to Northside Presbyterian Church on November 2, 9 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will be at the church at Watson and Progress streets in the lower parking lot to take your donations and give you a tax deductible form.

Since 1988, the Northside church has been a collection site for donations to benefit the Montgomery County Christmas Store. The Christmas Store partners with MCEAP Thrift Store, and all donations will be taken to the thrift store where they will be sorted by MCEAP volunteers.

After attending eligibility sessions in October, eligible shoppers were given an appointment to choose new goods for their families the week of December 3-7 when the Christmas Store is open for them. In addition, they are also given an appointment to shop for gently used, clean clothing at MCEAP Thrift Store.

Clothes for sizes newborn to adult are needed. Especially critical are boys and girls infant to size 5 winter coats, kchildren’s winter shoes and boots, 2X and larger clothing for men and women and men’s gloves and hats.

Gently used, clean toys and books are always needed. Non-perishable and canned foods are also accepted.

For any questions, contact Mary Lough at 540-250-5810.