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TOYS FOR TOTS DROP OFF
Donations for Toys for Tots will be accepted at Rhode Island Blood Center locations throughout the state through Friday, Dec. 7. Blood donors and others may bring new, unwrapped toys to benefit underprivileged children in Rhode Island to any of the center’s five locations. Centers are located at 405 Promenade St., Providence; 615 Greenwich Ave., Warwick; 688 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown; 14 Woodruff Ave., Narragansett; and 2168 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket. For more information, hours of operation or to make an appointment to give blood, call (800) 283-8385 or visit www.ribc.org.
HOLIDAY GIFTS CAMPAIGN
The Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families and Foster Forward are now accepting financial contributions and sponsorships for the DCYF Holiday Gifts for Teens Campaign. Those interested can specify how many teens they would like to help and “adopt” a group home. Ages, interests and wish lists of resident teens will be provided. Individuals or groups will then select, purchase and wrap gifts for teenagers in state care. Tax-deductable contributions can be made at www.fosterforward.net or by through checks payable to Foster Forward and mailed to Holiday Gifts for Teens Campaign, 55 S. Brow St., East Providence, R.I. For more information, contact Leidy Alves at (401) 438-3900, ext. 125 or email@example.com.
HOLIDAY 5K RUN/WALK
The 2012 Jingle Bell Run and Chile Walk for Arthritis will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. Participants will wear holiday-themed costumes as they run or walk a 5-kilometer route. This event is open to runners and walkers of all ages. Registration: $25. For more information or to register, call (401) 739-3773 or visitwww.arthritis.org/rhode-island.
BOWL FOR WISHES
Children’s Wishes will host an inaugural Bowl for Wishes event from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 at AMF Lang’s Lanes, 225 Niantic Ave., Providence. The event, organized by a group of Providence College students, will feature bowling, prizes, raffles and food. Tickets: $20 per person. For more information or to reserve a spot, call (401) 921-1300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FASHION WITH FRIENDS
House of Hope will host a fashion event from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston. The evening will feature food, fashion, friends and shopping, including a runway show presented by Chico’s. Tickets: $40 per person, includes a complimentary cocktail, hors d’oeuvres and fashion show. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Christine at (401) 463-3324, ext. 231 or visit www.thehouseofhopecdc.org. Tickets are also available at the House of Hope Boutique, 3190 Post Road, Warwick.
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