Various organizations and facilities want to make sure that their clients are remembered during this holiday season. You can help.
Project S.A.F.E. (Shelter and Assistance in Family Emergencies), 1550 Hertel Ave., for developmentally disabled would appreciate donations of holiday gifts for women and men. Call Andrea Gray at 832-4444.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo, which has five locations, is looking for helpers at its Christmas parties to distribute toys and refreshments. Donations of new toys or those in good condition as well as canned goods for food basket distribution are being sought. Items may be dropped off at 2061 Bailey Ave. before Dec. 19. Call 892-5864.
The Erie County Medical Center, 462 Grider St., is replenishing its stock of Christmas ornaments for decorations and is soliciting gifts for patients including cologne, after shave lotion, books, cosmetics, lap robes and socks. Call Herb Harris at 898-3266.
The Nursing Center for the Homeless, 721 Kimball Tower, 3435 Main St., South Campus of State University at Buffalo, would like to give combs, personal size toothpaste, men's white socks, and mittens to adults and children. Contact Juanita Hunter at 831-3842.
The Deaconess Center, 1001 Humboldt Parkway, is in need of wheelchair bags, lap robes, booties, knee high stockings or socks and body powder or lotion for patients. Call Sharon Davis at 887-8009.
The Friendship House of Western New York, 264 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, is asking for contributions of new toys, clothing or money to purchase toys and food vouchers. Call Shirley Rainey at 822-1633. Contributions are requested by Dec. 20.
The Community Action Information Center, 485 Best St., is rounding up volunteers to distribute gifts, serve food and help with cleaning and decorating for its Christmas Toy party at 6 p.m. Dec. 22. They can use more food, toys, and children's clothing. Call Rosa Gibson or Roberta Mayer at 885-5925.
The Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center, 1010 East & West Road, West Seneca, would appreciate new stuffed animals, puzzles, games, model cars, trucks, clothing and other items suitable for children ages 8 to 17. Unwrapped gifts may be dropped off between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. Call Donna Heximer at 674-9730, ext. 4496, for details.