Donate to charities for holidays

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Family Dollar Store Manager Denise Hammack poses with some of the 172 gifts that store visitors have donated to St. Vincent de Paul already this holiday season. "We are so grateful for the generosity of our county to the needy and the efforts of Family Dollar," said Theresa Zimnawoda of St. Vincent de Paul. Last year, the charity was able to help 608 children receive gifts for Christmas, which come from their parents. This is the second year Family Dollar has been a collection site. Donations of new, unwrapped toys, hats and gloves are still being collected at Family Dollar, 55 E. Chestnut St., through December. Submitted | Theresa Zimnawoda

Two local organizations are asking residents to donate money toward their causes this holiday season.

  • The Brown County Literacy Coalition is raising money to grow its one-one-one tutoring program for kids in kindergarten through third grade; fund the local Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program, which provides a book a month to more than 550 Brown County children up to age 5; and increase the number of Little Free libraries in remote areas of the county, which cost about $300 each. The literacy coalition is a 501(c)3 organization, which means donations are tax-deductible. For more information or to donate, visit crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/help-brown-county-kids-learn-to-read.
  • The Brown County Community Foundation is offering a 50-cent match for every $1 contributed to a BCCF endowment. If supporting the foundation directly, every $1 donated to the BCCF administrative endowment will be matched with $1. All match dollars are applied on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about local community causes that have endowments at the BCCF, with questions about initiatives currently supported by the BCCF, or to give, visit browncountygives.org or call the foundation at 812-988-4882.

To submit a news item about ways to give or receive help this holiday season, send an email to newsroom@bcdemocrat.com.