Giving back during the holidays is a given, and so far many of us have donated our time, food, money and clothes to those in need. Well, now is your chance to donate any new and gently used books.
The Chapters for Charity student-run fundraising group would love for you to drop off your books at the Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families and Hi-Tech Hair and Nails in Northfield. There will be a book sale held inside the cafeteria of the Egg Harbor Township High School on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10:30am-4pm. If you want an early start to browse through the titles, there will be a pre-sale from 9-10am with a $5 donation.
The founder of this organization, Caroline Tesone, wanted to find a way to bridge together volunteerism and literacy in our community.
“By asking my fellow students and the community to help in this cause, it will make everyone more aware of the importance of literacy in our youths, while at the same time being able to give back to a very important organization,” says Tesone.
All proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Alcove, which offers a program that has helped Tesone on a personal level, as she went through the grieving process due to the loss of someone close to her.
For more information call 601-8989 or find them on Facebook at Chapters for Charity.
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A touching contest going on through Dec. 12 is the eighth annual Fly Home For the Holidays Contest put on by 100.7 WZXL and Central Labor Council of Atlantic and Cape May counties (AFL-CIO). The goal is to fly a loved one home to southern New Jersey for the holidays. So from now Monday, you can submit heartfelt stories as to why your loved one deserves to win a round-trip airline ticket home over Christmas weekend Dec. 23-25. The Joe & Scott Morning Show along with AFL-CIO representatives will grant a winner, or a winner and guest, with this unique opportunity between 6-9am during their Dec. 14 show. The winner will come to the station and call their loved one on-air, surprising them with the news. They will also be given a “pamper package” at Bally’s Casino Hotel Spa and a $500 shopping spree at Tanger Outlets: The Walk.
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A really cool promotion is happening with Distinctive Car Toyz in Pleasantville. If it snows six inches or more at Car Toyz on Christmas Day, then anything and everything you purchase from now until Dec. 16 will be refunded to you. And if you make a purchase of a remote starter and have it installed, they will also give you a free detail. Check them out on Facebook or at distinctivecartoyz.com.
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If someone you know loves eating out, well what better gift to give then the gift of The Palm. Now through Jan. 15, 2012, you will receive a $50 “thank you” card for every $250 you spend on Palm gift cards. We have a location right here in Atlantic City inside The Quarter at Tropicana.
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If you are looking for a unique gift idea for the holidays, check out “Through The Looking Glass,” located in Historic Smithville. If you love loose tea you’ll love this Alice in Wonderland-themed shop. I recently purchased the Lemon Soufflé, and Spicy Sweet Apple tea and now they have a new blend called Village Winterland. They have gift baskets starting at $10 and are offering customers an opportunity to create their own basket. With over 41 blends of loose-leaf tea and a variety of holiday items at their shop, including the most adorable red and green tins to house the tea, you’ll surely find something for everyone. For hours and specials, call 568-6234.
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There are so many wonderful promotions and specials going on in our area. If you have any great specials to share with our readers, please let me know by commenting on this column online. Happy shopping!
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