HELPING AT THANKSGIVING: Thanksgiving items are being accepted at the Emanuel Community Care Center, U.S. Route 422, Girard. Those wishing to donate can call 330-545-4301. Food items needed include corn, evaporated milk, pumpkin pie filling and cranberries. Items are needed by Thursday. The Christmas signup is also in progress with the center to distribute Christmas gifts for children up to age 15 on Dec. 18. Signups are through Dec. 4. Any individual or groups interested in adopting a family or child at Christmas can call 330-545-4301. Gift donations are needed by Dec. 12.