HOLIDAY CHARITIES IN THE AREA
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE TRI-STATE CHRISTMAS TREE SALE: Freshly cut trees and wreaths in White Pine, Scotch Pine and Fraser Fir are available from noon to 9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends at three Tri-State locations: BB&T Bank, 10 6th Ave. W., Huntington; HIMG, U.S. 60 E., Huntington; and the Ashland Tennis Center, 1300 Oakview Road, Ashland. Proceeds from the sale benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Tri-State, which serves about 150 area children annually through community-based and school-based mentoring programs. Call 304-522-2191, 606-329-8799 or visit www.bbbstristate.org.
HOSPICE OF HUNTINGTON’S LIGHT-A-LIFE MEMORIAL TREE: With each donation to Hospice of Huntington, a symbolic candle-of-life is hung on its memorial tree in honor of the person you wish to remember or honor. For more information or to make a donation call Hospice of Huntington at 304-529-4217.
MARTHA ELEMENTARY SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT: Students at Martha Elementary are raising money to help Bridge Clendenin Elementary recover from the 2016 floods. The students designed individual quilt blocks of West Virginia symbols, which were then quilted into seven quilts by local award-winning quilter Wilanna Wales. Students are selling chances to win the quilts, $5 for one chance; $10 for three chances; $20 for 10 chances; $50 for 30 chances; and $100 for 100 chances. To purchase chances, contact the school at 304-733-3027. The drawing will be Dec. 14; you do not need to be present to win.
SUMMIT RV TOY DRIVE: Summit RV, 6611 U.S. 60, Ashland, hosts a toy drive to benefit the kids of CASA of Northeastern Kentucky (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children). The toy drive runs Nov. 24 through Dec. 15. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to Summit RV with the goal of filling a “toy” hauler TV with Christmas gifts for kids. From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 9, bring a toy donation and get a picture made with Santa. For more information visit www.summitrv.com/holiday-toy-drive, or contact Jess McCloud at 606-928-6795 or email@example.com.
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA: Members of the community have until Nov. 27 to sponsor wreaths to honor and remember fallen soldiers at the Wreaths Across America Ceremony, set for noon Dec. 16 at Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington. Volunteers also are needed to lay the wreaths of the veterans’ graves. The ceremony is open to the public. Wreaths are $15 and can be purchased online at wreaths. fastport.com/donateLocation. html?page=17650 or by calling 877-385-9504 with cemetery code WVSHCH.
SEND US YOUR HOLIDAY CHARITIES
The Herald-Dispatch is making a list of organizations planning holiday-related charity fundraisers. Send your holiday charity information to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Holiday charities” or fax at 304-526-2857.