12/9/17 – As the holidays approach, a local non-profit has kicked off an annual campaign. People Against Violent Environment are in their ninth day of their ‘12 Days of Giving’. Each day, PAVE seeks donations of a particular food or life necessity item for its shelter. Executive Director Teresa Nienow says they ask for a specific shelter item to be donated from December 1 through December 12, ending in a $75 donation to sponsor a night of shelter. During the 12 days the group will collect laundry soap, paper towels, trash bags, bleach, among other food related items such as juice, canned pasta, and cereal. Nienow explains the various expenses that go into providing a night of shelter. She says that includes a bedding bag, hygiene products, food, clothing, electricity, and 24/7 staff support. Pre-bundled grocery items can be picked up Rechek’s Food Pride. Nienow says those interested in donating can go to their Facebook page or website at pavedc.org to see the full list of items they need.
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