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Tables overflowed with donated food items during the Lower Pottsgrove 2014 drive

SANATOGA PA – The giving season has returned in Lower Pottsgrove, where the township administration and its two fire companies are organizing the 2015 food drive to benefit needy families, and also are planning a Christmas surprise for two local families selected by the Salvation Army. Items for both efforts are being collected now through Dec. 20 (Sunday).

Donations of sealed, non-perishable food and commonly used household items can be dropped off at the municipal building, 2199 Buchert Rd., during office hours: Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They also can be left at the lower-level police station if an officer is present.

Food items also will be collected Dec. 19 and 20 (Saturday and Sunday) by the Sanatoga and Ringing Hill fire companies, as their trucks provide transportation for Santa Claus during his annual visit within the township.

Particularly needed, coordinator Katie Smith said, are canned vegetables, soup, jelly, peanut butter, baby food, stuffing, diapers, kitchen utensils, and boys and girls’ toys.

For the two families receiving assistance, the Salvation Army hopes donors will consider providing these items: boys 3T-4T clothes, toy cars, size 9 boys boots, coloring books, girls 6-6x clothes, size 11 girls boots, toys that teach colors, numbers, or letters, kids DVDs, girls 10-12 clothes, size 3 girls boots, paint, art supplies, sketch book, easel, girls crafts, women’s large shirts, women’s size 8 slippers, fleece throw blanket (pink), curtains (brown or black), toaster, blanket (black or tan), women’s medium shirt, men’s extra-large shirt, men’s size 11-1/2 sneakers, boys size 6 sneakers, boys medium size 11-12 clothes, Ninja Turtle toys, Batman toys, Spiderman toys, super hero comic books, boys size 2 sneakers, “Mortal Kombat” toys, boys 7-8 clothes, girls 18-24-month clothes, size 3 Huggies, toys from the movie “Frozen,” and learning toys for a 15-month-old girl.

Items for the families should also be dropped off at the township building, by no later than Dec. 18 (Friday).

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