(BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA) – The Hernando County Public Library System has opportunities to help less fortunate members of our community have a happy holiday season this year. A Giving Tree is set up at each library with complete lists of needed items. Unwrapped items may be placed under each tree through December 17. Toys for Tots donation boxes are also available. Please consider bringing a gift for the following organizations:
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Jericho Road Shelter –plans to serve over 400 meals this year and will hand out gifts at their free luncheon on Christmas Eve. Unwrapped items can be dropped off at the Main Library (238 Howell Ave., Brooksville). Items needed include: unwrapped toys, non-perishable food items (boxed stuffing mix, boxed mashed potatoes, canned vegetables, rice, pasta, cereal, canned soups, coffee/tea, and canned meats), diapers and toilet paper.
[if !supportLists]· [endif]People Helping People Weekend Blessings Program – provides weekend food for elementary school students. Unwrapped items can be dropped off at the West Hernando Branch Library (6335 Blackbird Ave., Brooksville). Suggested items include toaster pastries; cereal bars or individual cereal packs; canned chicken or tuna; macaroni and cheese; raisins; nuts; juice boxes; pudding snack packs; apple sauce; canned soups or ramen noodles; and other easy to prepare and ready to eat food items.
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Humane Society of the Nature Coast – dedicated to the rescue, health and re-homing of orphaned and abandoned pets. Unwrapped items can be dropped off at the Spring Hill Branch Library (9220 Spring Hill Drive). Items needed include: Purina Kitten Chow/Purina Cat Chow, Purina Puppy Chow, Pedigree Dog Food, paper towels, cat litter, anti-bacterial hand & dish soap, hand sanitizer and garbage bags.
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Eastside Elementary School Family Center – helps parents to help children improve their learning skills through engaging with them through various activities including learning games. Unwrapped items can be dropped off at the East Hernando Branch Library (6457 Windmere Rd., Brooksville). Any family-friendly games are needed.
For more information, call (352) 754-4043 or visit the library’s website at http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us