This holiday season, while buying gifts for family and friends, be sure to make some time to help support local food pantries and organizations collecting items to help others.
In addition, why not try out a reverse advent calendar this year? Every day from Dec. 1 to the 25th, add a nonperishable food item to a box in your house and at the end of the month, bring the box to a local food pantry. Giving back is always in season!
Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library
Food donations through Dec. 15
Looking for low-sodium canned vegetables, soups, canned fruit, canned meat, whole wheat pasta, cereal, Boost, Ensure and personal care items.
Brightwaters Village Hall
Toys for Tots drop-off through Dec. 8
Drop off new unwrapped toys at the village office.
Village of Brightwaters Business Association
Lightly used coats through Nov. 30
Drop off at Village Deli, downtown collection bin.
Veterans Toiletries Drive, Nov. 1-30
Donate items such as shampoos, soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, mouthwash and moisturizers. Items collected will go to the Northport VA Medical Center.
Children’s New Toy Drive, Nov.1 - Dec. 11
Donate a new toy, ages birth to 18
Donations will be given to the Family Service League and other charitable organizations.
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