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Care-bags.org has a permanent home for the annual Winter Wear Clothing Drive in Chicago. The Hairpin Arts Center located at 2810 > Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 is the perfect venue for this event as it grows in the years to come.



My Hometown, Indiana, PA Winter Clothing Drive for Care-bags.org hosted by Brunzies Bar. Save the date and share! December 20th, 6:00-9:00pm
Care-bags.org and Brunzies are hosting a winter wear clothing drive to benefit Indiana’s homeless as well as those in need in the Chicago area. Most of the items collected are donated to Pathway in Blacklick, PA as well as other local charitable organizations, like The Chevy Chase Center, Indiana, PA. Now’s the time to organize your friends, coworkers and family to gather as many warm clothes as possible for those that need them the most. New or gently used items to be donated include men’s, women’s and children’s coats, hats, scarves, gloves/mittens, thermal wear, hand warmers, boots, knit/handmade items, blankets, sweatshirts and hoodies, Target or Costco Gift cards as well. Event takes place Sunday, December 21st from 6:00-9:00pm. I hope to see old friends and new.

iPod donations:

Music, a huge part of our emotional lives, can take us away to other places and uplift us when we need it most. Many studies have shown, Music is an integral part of our overall health and well being. It has a potent effect on our psyche. Smartphones are taking the place of our old iPods, making them obsolete. If any of you have an old, working iPod and want to donate it to a homeless person, you can do so by sending them directly to me, Gene Pellegrene at P.O. Box 479304, Chicago, IL 60647 or bring it to one of the Winter Wear Drives taking place in December. You can breathe new life into your former mp3 player and bring someone great joy. Please include the charging cord and any manuals. You can leave the songs on the devise or reset to factory settings, I will then reload the mp3 players with the recipients favorite songs or genre.


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