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People and places

Christmas trees

The Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Graduates Association Chapter 89 is selling Christmas trees at the 122nd Fighter Wing Baer Field Heritage Park through Dec. 23. The trees are $20. The money will be used to support the Woodburn Christian Children’s Home, which provides a family environment for homeless children or those with special needs. The trees are sold from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Giving back

•The Neighborhood Food Network of Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County collected nearly 8,000 pounds of food and $350 in cash donations from the WLDE Fun 101.7 Stuff-A-Bus Radiothon that took place last month. It also collected 730 pounds of medicine cabinet items for The Franciscan Center.

Collier’s Heating and Air Conditioning and Rabb Water Systems collected $6,377 for the Breast Cancer Foundation during October.

IAB Financial Bank donated nearly 400 pounds of clothing to a medical clinic in Haiti.

Parkview Health and Kohl’s have teamed to create the Kohl’s Kids 4 Safety program to help parents keep their children safe on the road. A grant of more than $60,000 will support car seat safety inspections, community events and community access to nurses and physicians. Also, sales from Kohl’s Cares merchandise will be used for the program.

Donations sought

United Way’s volunteer Women United group is seeking donations of designer and celebrity purses for its upcoming “Power of the Purse” event in May. To donate, call Kelly Wehman at 469-4009.

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