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Collecting Goods for Head Start

The holiday season is coming fast, and there will be many opportunities to help the needy this season. Right now, some University of Mary Washington students and staff are collecting shoeboxes for area Head Start students. Between three Head Start classes, they have 700 kids to help. The shoeboxes get stuffed with gloves, hats, scarves, crayons, small toys and other treats.

To help, donate empty shoeboxes, shoeboxes filled with the items or any of the goodies. Please don’t donate candy or food or religious items.

Donations can be dropped off at the  Office of Student Activities and  Community Service in Sea cobeck Hall. The office hopes to provide  gifts for 700 area Head Start  students and needs the dona tions by Dec. 1. For details, call  540/654-1061 e–mail