Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Do you have items you no longer need? A number of holiday collections are underway and items can be easily donated at one location. Find out more!
Are you buying a new winter jacket? Do you have holiday lights that no longer work? Did your kids get duplicate toys this year? Did Santa bring you a new cell phone? If you have items you’d like to toss but aren’t sure what to do with them, a number of collections are taking place in Prince George's County and items can be dropped off right at the Salvation Army at 3304 Kenilworth Avenue Hyattsville, MD. You can also drop off items at Goodwill of Greater Washington at 10 South Glebe Road in Arlington, VA. Have any unwrapped, unused toys? They can be donated to Toys for Tots in 2013. If you have coats you no longer need, donations are being collected through many local churches. Cell phones piling up because you have the newest and best …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
With $200 raised, there's still room to show support for the Greenbelt Police's Saturday walk against drunk driving.
The Greenbelt Police Department has formed a team to participate in the annual “Walk Like MADD” event that will be held Saturday morning. “WALK like MADD” is an annual 5K walk hosted by Mothers Against Drunk Driving's (MADD). The Greenbelt Police officers will join other participants from the area on Federal Hill in Baltimore at 8:30 a.m. to walk for this cause. The walks will occur in 40 cities around the nation. If you are interested in making a donation to the Greenbelt Police Department team, please go to the "Walk Like MADD" website. As of Friday night, the website stated that $200 was donated to their team. But, there's still time to show your support for the Greenbelt police and this cause. Once on the website, you will be …
Monday, December 26, 2011
The animal shelter does not euthanize animals that many other shelters would, according to the city's director of planning and community development.
The Greenbelt Animal Shelter is a "no kill" organization. Celia Craze, director of planning and community development for Greenbelt, said that part of the shelter's success in "no kill" is because of community support. The animal shelter has a fund, completely created by community donations, which is used to pay for extra medical expenses that the shelter would not normally provide, Craze explained. A cat named Scarlett is just one example of the shelter's dedication to save an animal's life. It was Craze who found Scarlett mangled in the street after a car accident. She had multiple abrasions, a head injury and an infected hock breaking through the skin that eventually required her leg to be amputated. Many public shelters would have …
Sunday, October 16, 2011
A county church is offering families food donations starting Tuesday.
Families in need this holiday season can get help from Camp Springs Community Church, who will be handing out food donations starting Oct. 17. Families may only attend one distribution event per household and should bring their own bags. A list of the events are below: For more information, contact Brother Moe Gregory, on the church's committee of community affairs, at Moedogg5@gmail.com, 301-336-3808 (home), 240-468-2249 (cell)
Monday, August 15, 2011
Greenbelt Federal Credit Union general manger says school supplies are still desperately needed for some Springhill Lake Elementary School students.
In time past, Greenbelt gave generously to the Greenbelt Federal Credit Union’s effort to collect school supplies for children in need at Springhill Lake Elementary School. Now, with the start of school one week away, donations are down. They began to drop last year, Cynthia Comproni, General Manager of the credit union said, explaining the program started several years ago and received substantial donations initially. Comproni thinks the lag is due to the economic downturn. This year, she said, “We’ve been doing it (taking donations) since last week and still are in desperate need.” As a result, Comproni announced she’s added a day to the deadline for drop-offs. Now donors have until Thursday to place supplies in one of the two drop-off …