Due to the tragic events of Sept. 11, two charities have asked Local 802 to participate as they prepare to help families during the holidays.
As usual, we’ve been asked to take part in the annual City Harvest Food Drive for Children and Families. Starting on Nov. 14, we will have a box located on the third floor of the 802 building designated for the drive. Donations of non-perishables like canned fruits, vegetables, tomato sauces, pasta, rice, cereal, powdered milk, etc., (no glass, please) are needed. There is also an urgent need for baby food and formula. The drive will end Friday, Dec. 14. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Checks should be made out to City Harvest.
The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Inc., has also asked for our assistance with their 2001 Toy Campaign. You can make a tax-deductible donation of toys, educational games, toiletries or new clothing and help lift the spirits of children this holiday season. The Federation is seeking to help age groups from infancy to 17. A box for these donations will also be set up on the third floor starting on Nov. 14, so please bring your new, unwrapped donation there.