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It’s time for the annual Canby Community Food and Toy Drive. This year we will again be at the Clackamas County Event Center. Last year this project provided food for 405 local families and gifts for more than 1,100 children.

Coordinating with the county-wide program Compassion in Action/Toy and Joy Clackamas County to avoid duplication of services, we are serving families who reside within the Canby School District. Families in need of assistance can sign up to receive a food basket and gifts for children through age 18 at the Canby Public Library, the Canby Adult Center, the Canby Kiwanis Thrift Store and the Canby Center.

Canby schools will be having a food drive. We will also be collecting non-perishable food items and new unwrapped toys in the community from early November through Dec. 13. All of the contributions stay in the Canby community.

We do not take any of the toys collected by the Salvation Army, Toy and Joy, the Marines, or the KGW Toy Drive. We leave those for programs that have a harder time meeting the needs of their communities.

Please look for the Canby Community Food and Toy Drive donation barrels in more than 50 businesses around town.

Although this project is spearheaded by the Canby Kiwanis Club, its success would not be possible without the generous donations of time, services, money, food and gifts from individuals, businesses, organizations, and schools in the Canby community. Because Canby has such a giving spirit, we are optimistic that we will be able to provide for the needs of our community again this year.

Check the Canby Kiwanis web-site www.canbykiwanis.org or follow Canby Kiwanis Club on Facebook for volunteer opportunities and donation information. Tax-deductible monetary donations may be sent to Canby Kiwanis Foundation, PO Box 1004, Canby, OR 97013.

Sharon Schneider

Canby Community Food

and Toy Drive