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Groups’ efforts aim to help poor residents

This holiday season, several organizations are stepping forward to help others in the Inland Northwest. If you know of efforts that will benefit low-income individuals and the nonprofits that serve them, please contact Rebecca Nappi at or (509) 459-5496.

“Do Your Part at Hart,” Saturday , 1 to 9 p.m., Hart Field, 400 E. 37th Ave., Lewis and Clark High School students will walk around the track and collect canned goods to be donated to food banks. For more information, call (509) 217-2884.

Christmas Dinner, Saturday , 1 to 4 p.m., East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St. Free meal. Children can meet Santa and receive a gift. (509) 625-6699.

Tree of Sharing: Northport, Wash., now through Dec. 17, Tony’s Market, 420 Center Ave. The community is seeking gifts for the children of Northport. (509) 732-8998.

Season of Sharing gift-giving program, Dec. 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. This program provides gifts and stocking stuffers for low-income children in the Spokane Valley. Gifts and cash donations may be dropped off by Monday at Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. Families need to register by Friday at Spokane Valley Partners. (509) 927-1153.

Warm Hearts and Warm Coats Drive, now through Jan. 16. Donations of good-condition coats accepted at Burlington Coat Factory, 5830 N. Division St. These will be distributed by Union Gospel Mission to men, women and children. (509) 535-8510.

Supporting-R-Sisters bra drive, now until Jan. 30, The Reclothery, 613 S. Washington St. New or gently used bras collected for use by low-income women from Our Sister’s Closet at the Spokane YWCA. (509) 624-9741.

Christmas Lunch, Dec. 21, 1 p.m. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 2120 E. First Ave., (509) 535-3031.

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