Below are just a few ways Collinsville residents can help those from the community in need this holiday season.
Home Federal collects mittens, scarves, hats and coats
Home Federal Savings and Loan is collecting new mittens, hats, scarves and coats to be donated to the area’s school children in need of these warm items. Collection runs through Friday, Dec. 12. Drop off items at the Collinsville location, 110 E. Clay, or the Maryville location, 2110 N. Center.
Collinsville Charities for Children needs socks
Collinsville Charities for Children’s goal is to provide every child that receives shoes form the charity with a pack of socks. Please drop off a pack of plain, white socks, toddler or kid’s sizes, boy or girl, that can be donated along with the shoes on Dec. 10.
Drop off your packet of socks before Dec. 10 at the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce office or at FCB branches including the Collinsville Beltline, Maryville and Caseyville branches, or at TheBank of Edwardsville’s Collinsville branch.
Collinsville Township collects food, clothing and monetary donations for baskets
Collinsville Township is collecting food, clothing and monetary donations for those in need. Please drop off donations at the Township office, 305 E. Main, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Collinsville Firefighters Local 2625 collecting donations for ”Coats for Kids”
Collinsville Firefighters’ Coats for Kids was organized to provide new coats to children in need in the Collinsville Unit 10 school district. Their efforts began with the elementary schools. Now firefighters want to expand their project to include all district children in need.
Checks should be made out to “Collinsville Firefighters Local 2625” with “Coats for Kids” on the memo line and sent to: Collinsville Fire Fighters Local 2625, P.O. Box 144, Collinsville, IL., 62234.
Collinsville Building and Loan collects ”Coats for the Community”
Help Collinsville Building and Loan warm the lives and hears of those in our communities by donating new or gently used coats for children and adults of all ages and sizes. Hats, gloves and scarves are also gladly accepted. Special request: children’s coats for toddlers to teens in sizes 2 to 16 are needed.
Donations will benefit those in need and will be distributed in our local communities by the Collinsville Area Ministerial Association’s Helping Hands Ministry.
For more information, call 618-344-3172 or 618-667-6767.
Collinsville Food Pantry needs items for 200 food baskets
All of the food donations for the baskets must be brought to the First United Presbyterian Church no later than Monday, Dec. 8. Please call Micaela Rodriguez at the Collinsville Food Pantry, 618-346-1861 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements. Non-perishable food items still needed include 200 cans of canned corn and 100 boxes of boxed stuffing.
If a church or organization wants to collaborate in purchasing perishable goods, they can either donate money designated for a certain item or call for more information. Items needed include 200 each of the following: one dozen eggs, gallons of milk, packages with four sticks of margarine, 5-lb. bags of potatoes and whole chickens or turkeys or ham.