Several local merchants are doing charitable drives to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Below are copies of descriptions of the drives, from the Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce:
Temple Beth El is holding a community-wide supply collection to distribute to some of the many communities hard hit by Hurricane Sandy, and will be accepting the following donations:
baby food, boxed milk and coffee creamer; canned fruits and vegetables; raisins, prunes, dried fruit and nuts, and peanut butter; canned meat and fish; cereal, cookies, and crackers; pasta, rice, and instant potatoes; coffee, teas, and hot chocolate; soup and tomato sauce; ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise; vinegar, oil, and salad dressings
Personal Care Items
Toothbrushes, toothpaste, toiletries, diapers, wipes, baby formula, hand sanitizer, feminine hygiene, soap
Gently-Used Warm Clothing (all ages)
Winter jackets, sweatshirts, pants, hats, gloves, scarves, shoes, sneakers, socks, pajamas, new underwear
Blankets, Batteries, Flashlights, cleaning supplies
For collection hours, please bring to TBE today through Friday 9-5 and Sunday 9-12.
Volunteers are welcome on Sunday at 12:00 to assist in sorting the donations and loading the truck, which will then be ready to move items to disaster relief sites and distribution centers in the tri-state area. The Temple will make as many trips as possible, and is looking for drivers on Sunday or Monday.
Please email Diane Thaler at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to drive or if you have any questions.
Chappaqua Wellness Center is COLLECTING AND DISTRIBUTING (to Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens)
supplies that have been specifically requested. The collection will end Thurs morning. We DO NOT need any more clothes....We need BATH TOWELS!!!!!
We will be sorting between 3:30-4:30 if anyone wants to join us. We will have a box truck in the back of the parking lot of 400 king street.
NO FOOD EXCEPT WATER
Diapers / Wipes
Work gloves and Rubber Gloves
Bleach and cleaning supplies
Serving dishes and Utensils
You can check our website at Theminicook.com for updated info on current supplies needed
400 King Street
Chappaqua, NY 10514
Le Jardin Du Roi is collecting non-parishable food.
Food being collected:
Drop items off at Le Jardin between now and Thursday evening. The truck will be leaving Chappaqua on Friday morning. So food needs to be at the restaurant Thursday evening. This collection of food will be delivered to Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens.
(Although Joe didn't want me to mention this, he is taking part in restaurant week. It started yesterday & actually lasts 2 weeks. Enjoy a 3 course lunch for $20.95, and a 3 course dinner for $29.25. And don't forget the canned goods.)
Le Jardin du Roi
95 King Street
Chappaqua, NY 10514-3470
Aurora is a collection point for gift cards being gathered by local mom Lori Morton for areas around Barnegat, NJ where she grew up.
At Aurora today (Election Day) customers will be given an immediate store credit for cards or cash they donate, up to $25. Cards most needed are Shoprite, Kohls, Walmart.
Contact Dawn at 914-263-5566 with questions. $725 raised on Monday!
1 King Street
Chappaqua, NY 10514
King's Scribe is collecting money and supplies for Pets Alive Westchester which is located in Elmsford.
They've been bringing up animals from badly hit areas in the city from New York City Animal Care & Control . They desperately need funds and supplies to help carry the influx of new animals--a cat just gave birth to a litter of 5 + kittens, and dog is due to whelp any day! The animals in the city will be euthanized if they can't be helped by other shelters.
Monetary donations can be made out to Pets Alive Westchester and below is a list of supplies that are always needed there:
Pureed Meats WITHOUT onions, garlic or salt
High-efficiency Laundry Detergent
Liquid Hand Soap
Garbage Bags (45 gallon black trash bags and white tall kitchen bags)
Ziploc Baggies (gallon size)
Purina Cat Chow
Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition Dry and Wet Dog Food
Glucosamine supplements (Dasuquin, Cosequin, Nupro, Glycoflex)
Small Size Dog Treats and Biscuits
Kuranda Dog Beds
Kuranda Cat Towers
1 King St
Chappaqua, NY 10514