Christmas care boxes offered this holiday season

Donations will be handed out at West Bay Public Beach on Christmas Eve afternoon

On Christmas Eve, on West Bay Public Beach, volunteers and donors will be handing out Christmas “care boxes” to those in need.

Nicole Eastman, who is coordinating the project, is inviting people who are finding it hard to make ends meet this Christmas to avail of the charity of the donors who want to help out during the festive season.

“If you are struggling this holiday season and could benefit from a Christmas Care Box filled with essentials, a meal and/or a haircut, then please come and join us for this event by the beach. This is what Christmas is all about!” she said.

Those who wish to donate still have time to do so as non-perishable donations are being collected through Friday, Dec. 23, and can be dropped off at Partial to Blue, Unit 4, Plaza Venezia, North Sound Road.

Items requested for donation include non-perishable snacks, feminine hygiene products, vitamins, water, toiletries, insect repellent, sunscreen, washcloths and towels, grocery store gift cards and more.

For people willing to contribute meals or other food, such as apples, bananas or grapes, the drop-off location is West Bay Public Beach, between 1-2 p.m. on Dec. 24.

Barbers and hair stylists who are interested in offering free haircuts and styles are asked to meet at the public beach.

Volunteers are also being invited to come along to help pass out boxes and food at the event.

The event will be held at the beach at 3-5 p.m.

People needing arrangements for drop-offs can contact Ms. Eastman at [email protected]

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