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Most local agencies and organizations that depend on special assistance during the holidays put in their requests several weeks ago, but here are some late arrivals:

Hispanics United of Buffalo is collecting toys for girls and boys ranging from infants to 12-year-olds and clothes for all ages. The toys are needed by Jan. 1 and clothes may be donated at any time. Items can be dropped off between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 176 Jersey St.Call 881-0732.

The University Heights Community Center, 3258 Main St., hopes for more canned goods, food staples and cash donations to buy turkeys for Christmas baskets. Call Gloria Parks at 832-1013 between noon and 5 p.m.

Crisis Services, 2969 Main St., is recruiting individuals to answer phones during the holiday season for the Crisis Phone Service and Advocate Programs. Call 834-3131 for information.

Nearly 200 Soviet refugees are expected to arrive in the Buffalo area beginning in late December. Volunteers can help by teaching them English, helping them become acclimated to the local community or serving as translators during trips to medical offices. Call Julie Lewitzky, volunteer coordinator, at 883-1914 for information on joining the volunteer corps of Jewish Family Service of Buffalo and Erie County.

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