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Donate today to an area effort to provide families in need with winter clothing

COURTESY PHOTO: UNSPLASH/S&B VONLANTHEN - There are multiple opportunities to give back this season in Sandy. 'Tis the season to give back and the Sandy community provides ample opportunities to make sure your donations get to those who need them most. Besides monetary donations, multiple groups are seeking donations of warm clothing.

Hat, scarf, mitten tree at Sandy Library

Help keep your neighbors warm this winter by bringing donations of new and handmade hats, scarves and mittens to the Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd. Items will be distributed by the Sandy Community Action Center.

Holiday tree at the Hoodland Library

Bring your new or handmade hats, ear warmers, mittens, gloves, scarves, socks and slippers to decorate the holiday tree at Hoodland Public Library, 24525 E. Welches Road, Welches, through Tuesday, Dec. 13. The items will go to the Hoodland Community Christmas Basket program for local families. Applications for baskets are available at various locations in the community, including the library, and are due by Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Sharing warmth at Windermere

Brokers from Windermere Real Estate in Sandy are teaming up to Share the Warmth and help provide winter necessities for those in need.

As part of the annual campaign, the Windermere office in Sandy will be collecting donations through Friday, Dec. 16, to benefit Sandy's Helping Hands and Rita's Place Inc. The organizations are specifically asking for nonperishable food in addition to coats and blankets in all sizes.

Those who want to help can drop off donations at the Sandy Windermere office at 38720 Proctor Blvd. #101, which is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (by appointment only after 1 p.m. and on weekends).

The public also can make monetary donations to help purchase needed items via the secure donation portal on the Share the Warmth website at helpsharethewarmth.com.

"Our real estate brokers have always been committed to their local communities, and Share the Warmth is a prime example of that. We look forward to collaborating with the community each year in order to help our neighbors," said Scott Mitchelson, president of Windermere Services Company in Oregon and SW Washington. "I'm always amazed by the generosity this campaign inspires and proud of the ways we come together to take care of each other."


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