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Katy Texas News
Posted October 26, 2010

Each holiday season the western branch of the American Red Cross, in collaboration with the United Way, distributes items to families and individuals in need throughout the community. They are asking for assistance with their holiday efforts. The western branch of the American Red Cross and the United Way are currently working on two projects this season. Donations will be collected at the Waller United Way Service Center in Brookshire.

“Share the Warmth 2010”
These two organizations will distribute coats, blankets and sweaters to families who receive assistance at their food pantry. Other in-need members of the community can also receive coats if they come to the service center during normal business hours. To participate, it is asked that the community collect new blankets and gently used/clean coats and sweaters. The deadline for drop-off of these items is November 16. Distribution begins on November 22.

A Stocking for Every Child
Each Christmas, the Waller United Way service center hosts over 120 children at their open house. For many of the kids, this is their only opportunity to meet Santa. The Waller United Way’s goal is to distribute a stocking to every child. They are asking for donations such as treats like candy, stickers, books and crayons. Creativity is the key! The deadline for drop-off of these items is December 3.

If you have collected items but cannot drop them off, please call to arrange for pick-up: 281-822-4220.

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