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2020 Adopt-A-Family Presented by Community Action Agency.  Community Action Agency is seeking support for their 2020 Adopt-a-Family Campaign, to help make the holidays a little brighter for those who face the prospect of being unable to celebrate the season.  Secure financial contributions can be made by clicking on the “Donate” button on the CAA website (www.caajlh.org) and then selecting “Adopt-a-Family Holidays 2020” from the drop-down menu. For those who still wish to shop, a list for an identified family will be provided by CAA. The families waiting to be adopted are from CAA’s tri-county service area which includes Jackson, Lenawee, and Hillsdale counties.   Those wishing to adopt a family may make a secure donation through the “Donate” button on the CAA website (www.caajlh.org) or may also contact Steve York at (517) 539-8310 or by email at: syork@caajlh.org.  Due to COVID-19, CAA is modifying the program this holiday season.  In-person operations will be limited.  If you would still like to adopt a family in the traditional way, this option may be available on a limited basis.

Red Cross Blood Drives.  There is a critical need for blood donations.  All blood drives are by appointment only.  See the complete schedule and reserve your time at redcrossblood.org.

Upcoming Blood Drives:

Friday, October 30:  Jackson College 10 AM – 3:45 PM

Wednesday, November 4, 2020:  St Rita Parish  12:00 PM – 05:45 PM

Thursday, November 5, 2020:  First Presbyterian Church   11:00 AM – 4:45 PM

Tuesday, November 10, 2020:  Michigan Center Bible Church  9:30 AM – 3:15 PM

Wednesday, November 11, 2020:  Commonwealth Commerce Center  11:00 AM – 04:45 PM

Salvation Army Food Pantry.  The Salvation Army of Jackson County Food Pantry Hours:  Regular Pantry Hours are 10 am-noon and 1-2 pm Monday through Thursday.  Food Boxes are available every 30 days. In an emergency food may be provided from 2-4:30 pm -please call ahead – 517-782-7185.   

Allskate Fun Center “Rent the Rink” Private Parties.  Allskate Fun Center is now booking private events for 10 – 25 people. 90 min. time slots are available. Please call 517-787-8716 to reserve your time today. Please click this link for times and prices.

Dahlem Poinsettia Fundraiser.  Fresh beautiful poinsettias just in time for the holidays! 7 Colors to choose from!  Classic $13 – Red, Pink, and Cream.  Painted $15 – Purple, Fuchsia, Chameleon, and Blue.  Orders are due by November 1st, and pick up is December 4th, 9:00-4:00 pm or call the office to make an appointment to pick up your order the following week. All proceeds go to the Dahlem Center, including our education programs and community events. Happy Holidays to you and yours.  Click on this Tickets link to order your holiday poinsettias with Dahlem!  Thank you for supporting Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place!

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