Looking to find another way to get involved this holiday season? Here are a few of the events going on in December, where donations of products and services are set to benefit the people and businesses in the Bordentown area.
Holy Cross Lutheran accepting donations
Holy Cross Lutheran Church is set to collect donations throughout the month of December that will be used to feed and help the homeless of Bordentown directly.
Donations can be dropped off at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 280 Crosswicks Road in Bordentown.
Drop off times are scheduled for: Wednesday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; Wednesday evenings, 6:30–7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Items needed include: toothpaste, toothbrushes (adult and children), dental floss, shampoo, conditioner, soap, feminine items, deodorant, blankets, new adult winter hats, new adult winter gloves, new adult scarves, squeezable jelly, vegetable oil, cupcake liners, cake mix, cake icing, brown paper lunch bags and prepackaged snacks.
Free holiday wreath workshop
Nurture Environmental Stewardship Today! a New Jersey-based nonprofit organization, is set to hold a free holiday wreath workshop at Laurita Winery, located at 85 Archertown Road in New Egypt. The workshop is scheduled for 6-9 p.m.. Depending on space availability, participants may have to share tables.
The process to create a wreath should take about 30 minutes.
The following supplies are provided: (1) grapevine wreath, holly twigs, and pine twigs. Participants are welcome to bring in ribbons, ornaments, or bows, or may bring their wreath from last year to redecorate.
Nature Environmental Stewardship Today! has adopted Paradise Park, where it has built an 8-foot bird feeding station. A $20 donation to NEST! is suggested to help with the mission of spreading a greater environmental awareness as well as to purchase bird seed throughout the winter months, feeding our feathered friends along Oakford Lake.
Register via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, as space is limited.
Burlco SPCA event to benefit shelters
The Burlco SPCA is set to host Santa Paws Holiday Photos for K9s and Kids Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring items to support local animal shelters, including dog and cat food, treats, blankets, bleach, Bounty towels and more.
Burlco SPCA will offer low-cost vaccine and micro-chipping at Obedient K9 Dog Training and Barney’s Kennels, located at 2214 Monmouth Road in Mt. Holly. Phone: (609) 351-6377. On the Web: obedientk9dogtraining.com.
Elks kicking off Christmas tree sale
Bordentown Elks #2085 was set to kick off its annual Christmas tree sale the day after Thanksgiving, just in time for the start of the holiday decorating season.
Trees will be on sale at the Elks lodge, 11 Amboy Road, every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and every Wednesday and Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. through Dec. 21.
“This is a great way to find a beautiful tree without dealing with the hassle of holiday shopping traffic,” said Patti Dixon, event coordinator. “We have some of the best prices around and the trees are locally grown so they’re fresh from the farm.”
The Elks will be offering a wide variety ranging in price from $25-50, including Douglas fir, Fraser fir, Blue Spruce and Potted Dwarfs. Pre-orders can be placed and delivery is available upon prior arrangement. Only cash or checks made payable to “BPOE 2085” will be accepted.
For questions or to place pre-orders or arrange delivery, call Patti Dixon at (609) 273-7641.
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