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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Plainfield Dairy Queen, PMUA coordinate holiday gifts solicitation

Plainfield's Dairy Queen and the PMUA are coordinating a holiday gifts drive to provide presents at a party to be hosted by the Daybreak Community Development Corporation.

The Dairy Queen's Donna Albanese is gathering new or clean, gently-used WINTER COATS for all ages, as well as TOYS and SPORTING EQUIPMENT. Gently used items are fine, but all should be in complete and in working order. The preferred time for dropoffs (at 1367 South Avenue) is Sundays before 1:00 PM until December 17th.

As for the bicycles which the Albanese family has been collecting and refurbishing all year, Donna reports --

...we can discontinue the bike requests because… May I have a drum roll, please…….. we have exceeded our goal of 100 bicycles. We collected 130 bikes, and many are only usable for parts. We have been able to create 110 bicycles to be given away at this year’s party.  And every bike will have a new helmet to go with it!...
The PMUA is gathering new or gently used CHILDREN'S BOOKS at its headquarters, 127 Roosevelt Avenue (corner of East 2nd Street), between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, through December 17th.

In addition to storing the refurbished bikes for the party, the PMUA is coordinating volunteers.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Anonymous said...

Perhaps the Police Division should volunteer to register all these bicycles because 50% of them will end up in their found/stolen bicycle collection. This way, when it is found, it could be returned to the new owner.