It’s not too late to ‘Make A Difference’

WARREN — It’s not too late to do good in the community for Trumbull County Make A Difference Day on Saturday.

Now in its 16th year, the day of good deeds — sponsored by the Tribune Chronicle with support from Farmers National Bank — is a day when local volunteers give of themselves to improve their communities.

“Every year, hundreds of volunteers come together to make a difference in our community and I am happy for the continued support,” said Sue Shafer, community events coordinator for the Tribune Chronicle.

As in past years, the Tribune Chronicle will host a picnic for all of the volunteers at 11 a.m. at the Warren Community Amphitheatre, where a group photo will be taken at noon.

There are many ways to help Saturday and before. They include:

• Help Adult & Teen Challenge of the Ohio Valley with landscaping, cleaning, painting and other chores 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 3217 Surrey Road SE, Warren;

• Drop off blankets for ill children until 5 p.m. Saturday at Domestic Sewing Center, 2011 Youngstown Road SE, Warren;

• Take new and gently used books to the volunteer picnic, where the Colbert family will pick them up and distribute them to needy families;

• Take clothing and nonperishable food items 9 a.m. to noon Saturday to the Lakeview High School bus garage. The Cortland Rotary will give the food to the Cortland Area Cares food pantry and the clothing to the Warren Family Mission;

• Take paper products and personal care items to Fowler United Methodist Church, 3426 Youngstown Kingsville Road, Fowler, anytime this week and Saturday. They will be donated to the Fowler-Vienna Food Bank;

• Take personal hygiene items for Someplace Safe, Trumbull County’s domestic violence shelter, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday to Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel Ave. NW, Warren. Items also can be dropped off 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today through Thursday;

• Make a Veterans Day card for a local veteran and take it to Trumbull County Veterans Services on East Market Street in Warren during regular business hours Tuesday through Friday;

• Take eyeglasses for the Lions Club and items for homeless people and pets 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to the home of Michelle Miller, 1090 Meadowbrook Ave. SE, Warren;

• Take clothing and canned goods to the Warren Township Fire Department on West Market Street 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. today through Saturday. The items will be donated to the LaBrae School District food pantry and Warren Family Mission;

• Give nonperishable food items for the Grace United Methodist Church food pantry 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday;

• Take cash or food donations for the Warren Family Mission to any branch of Seven Seventeen Credit Union during regular business hours today through Friday and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday;

• Take personal care and food items for Someplace Safe to St. Mary Church in Warren during regular business hours today through Thursday;

• Help the Trumbull Art Gallery organize its supply of ceramic bisqueware, which is used for community outreach projects, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the gallery, 158 N. Park Ave., Warren;

• Participate in the Warren Rotary Club’s golf ball drop 1 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Perkins Park. Golf balls can be purchased for $10 each or five for $40. Proceeds will raise funds for various Rotary projects.