Northwest NEWS

December 6, 1999

Home & Garden

Holiday donation guide from Multi-Service Center

   The Multi-Service Centers of North and East King County have issued a guide for donations needed during the holiday season.

   In lieu of fresh meat and dairy products, they recommend gift certificates from local markets made out to "Bearer," or staples such as flour, sugar, oil, tea, coffee. Specialties including jams, nuts, and cookies are also appreciated.

   Personal products, canned and dried goods (rice, pasta, cereal, beans), powdered or canned milk, and proteins such as canned meat or fish, pork and beans, and peanut butter are needed. Holiday dinner foods might include stuffing mix, onions, potatoes, yams. New unwrapped toys, clothing, and other gifts are also on the holiday list.

   Donations may be dropped off at the Center at 18220 96th Ave. SE in Bothell on Dec. 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, and 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and on Dec. 4, 11, and 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Center can also help those who wish to organize a Giving Tree. Call for information at (425) 485-6521.