MCC accepting your gifts for the needy

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Members of MCC Helping Hands Club, standing from left, Amina Mahadi, Shanice Marotto-Potvin, Phyllis Holt, Club Advisor Professor Michael Magoon; front row, Hannah Cardow, Ricky Ramirez and Rachel Hill. (Not pictured: Kristi-Eleanor Campbell, Rania Atiya, Aly Baba, Timothy Martineau, Dawson Campbell).

MANCHESTER, NH – The Elves of the Manchester Community College Helping Hands Club need your help to make Christmas merry and bright for this in need, and are offering a quick and easy way for you to do your part.  If you can carve out a pitstop in your busy Thursday schedule, the Helping Hands club members are on standby, ready to collect the following items Thursday Dec. 14. Just drive up to the front entrance of Manchester Community College, located at 1066 Front Street, between 2 and 8 p.m., and they will accept your donation. You don’t even have to get out of the car.

Items still needed:

  • New unwrapped toys
  • WalMart gift cards
  • Market Basket gift cards
  • Hannaford gift cards
  • Visa gift cards
  • gas gift cards
  • toiletries
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • hairbrushes
  • combs
  • razors
  • soap
  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • nail clippers
  • Q-tips
  • nail polish
  • hand towels
  • sunscreen
  • hand soap
  • chap stick
  • new or used shoes
  • gently used clothing washed
  • boots
  • hats
  • scarves
  • gloves
  • jackets
  • non-perishable food items ( i.e. Beef Jerky, Slim Jims, Ramen Noodles, Cup of Soup, Cup of mac and cheese)
  • cases of water
  • juice boxes
  • breakfast bars
  • trail mix

Helping Hands is a community service-oriented club that focuses its energy on campus and beyond, partnering with organizations in the greater community. They collecting food, visiting the elderly, help out at the Salvation Army, and feed the homeless.

The above items will go to the following partner outreaches and organizations:

• Holiday party for families in need
• Gift cards for blessing
• Food for Veterans
• Christmas morning breakfast for the homeless at Stark Brewing Company
Mission to Ecuador
• Give kids the world

All donations are tax deductible, as Helping Hands Club is a non-profit group


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