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Area fundraisers, donations sought

FOOD DRIVE: Accepting hygiene products, pancake mix, syrup, carrots, peas, canned fruit, stuffing, pie filling and any type of holiday food item through Dec. 31 for Combine Community Services; Warsaw Autoplex, 2777 N. Detroit St., Warsaw; 574-267-7188.

“STUFF A FIRE TRUCK”: Donate canned and nonperishable food and personal care items; through Dec. 2; St. Joseph Township Fire Rescue, 6033 Maplecrest Road, or Northeastern Group Realty, 10808 La Cabreah Lane; 485-5612 or

POINSETTIA FUNDRAISER: Benefits Purdue Extension, Allen County; red, pink or white bloom poinsettias; $15 each; orders due by Dec. 2; mail check to Purdue Extension-Allen County, Poinsettia Fundraiser, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46815.

WINTER WEAR DONATIONS NEEDED: Hats, scarves, gloves for students of Fort Wayne Community Schools; today through Dec. 20; Heritage Park, 2001 Hobson Road; 484-9557.

“STUFF OUR BUS FOOD DRIVE”: Donate food, personal care items; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday; benefits West Noble Food Bank, Wolf Lake Food Bank and Albion Food Bank; Avalon Village, 200 Kingston Circle, Ligonier; 260-894-7131 or

CHRISTMAS TREES AND WREATH SALE: Begins Friday; hours: noon to 9 p.m. daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; Concordia Lutheran Church Men’s Club, 4245 Lake Ave.; 483-2213.