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  • How to help during the holidays

  • GIVE TOYS TO THE UNDERPRIVILEGED. The Salvation Army's Angel Giving Tree Program provides toys for underprivileged children 12 years of age and under. Last year, the Army provided toys to more than 3,000 children and expects to help that many children again this year.
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  • GIVE TOYS TO THE UNDERPRIVILEGED. The Salvation Army's Angel Giving Tree Program provides toys for underprivileged children 12 years of age and under. Last year, the Army provided toys to more than 3,000 children and expects to help that many children again this year.
    Locations with giving trees include all U.S. Bank locations in Jackson and Josephine counties, Walmart, Rogue Valley Mall, Olive Garden, Elmer's Restaurant, First Christian Church, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Phoenix Pharmacy, Ashland YMCA and others. For more information, call 541-773-6965.
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    HELP OUT TALENT ELEMENTARY KIDS. A giving tree to help Talent Elementary students have a better holiday is located inside Inti Restaurant, 109 Talent Ave., Talent. Participants can pick an ornament and a class, wrap the donation and address it to the class and teacher. Gifts range from $1 flash cards to a $9.99 game of Apples to Apples. The deadline for donations is Jan. 1.
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    GIVE THE TROOPS A DVD. Charter Media, History and Connecting Point (along with other local businesses) are partnering to collect DVDs to send to U.S. troops overseas. Children's titles are also welcome and will be distributed to the troops' families in the U.S. A collection box is available inside Connecting Point, at 545 Stevens St., Medford.
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    TAKE A SCAN: Grocery customers can support hunger-relief efforts in Jackson County with the "Take a Scan Against Hunger" campaign.
    At participating stores, customers pull off a $1, $5 or $10 bar-coded coupon from the display rack and present it to the cashier. The coupons are scanned and the amount is added to the customer's bill. Coupons may be reused.
    The grocery stores send 100 percent of the donated money to ACCESS Inc., where it helps support 24 emergency food pantries.
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    HELP A FAMILY: ADOPT A FAMILY: Community Works hopes to provide a cheerful holiday for 60 families this year through its Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays program. Participants will receive information about a family in need and its wish list. They can either shop for the family themselves or make a donation and have Community Works staff do the shopping. Contact Misha Hernandez at mhernandez@gmail.com 541-779-2393, ext. 228.
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