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first_img Donations sought by Transition Center WHITTIER — The Women in Transition Center, outreach office for the Women’s & Children’s Crisis Shelter, is in great need of donations of new items for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Needed items include shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, maxi pads, lotion, razors, hair spray, hair brushes/combs, umbrellas, perfume, dish soap, detergent, bar soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, diapers size 4-6, baby lotion, baby powder, baby wipes, baby bottles, toys for all ages, sweaters and jackets. Gift certificates to be used for replenishing needed items are also appreciated. For donation delivery information, call (562) 463-5878. Meals on Wheels is seeking drivers LA MIRADA — Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to help deliver meals from the Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd., to meal recipients. If you want to help others, and are able to assist once a week, once a month, or on an occasional basis become a volunteer. To sign up or for more information, call (562) 943-0037. Give usable discards to St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Vincent de Paul seeks usable items such as furniture, appliances, computers, clothing, or vehicles no longer needed. Usable donations help provide a better life for disadvantaged and homeless children and families. Donations are tax deductible as the law allows. For a free truck pick-up, call the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at (800) 974-3571. Admission is free at Sheriff’s Museum WHITTIER — The Sheriff’s Museum at STARS Center, 11515 S. Colima Road, exhibits items spanning 154 years, from L.A. County’s first Sheriff, George Burrill, to the current, 30th Sheriff, LeRoy “Lee” Baca. Numerous items, including artifacts, pictures, weapons, Hall of Justice items, riot squad shields, K-9 exhibit and others are available for public viewing. Visitors can see a sheriff and prisoner tell their story in a jail, view posse memorabilia, the Hughes rescue helicopter, the first woman deputy in the country and early jail matrons. Two private collectors of badges and patches are now exhibiting. Children especially enjoy a cabinet filled with miniature squad cars, shops, a driver’s training course and rescue scene. Admission is free from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For group tours, call (562) 946-7859, Wednesday or Thursday. — From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Presbyterian Hospital needs blood donors WHITTIER — Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital urges residents to donate blood. Insufficient blood supplies could cause postponement of surgeries and create added dangers in emergencies. Donors must be at least 18 years old; 17-year-olds may donate with parental permission. Blood donations can be made at the PIH Donor Center, 12401 Washington Blvd. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Appointments are encouraged, but not required. To make appointments, call (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2872. WHITTIER — The Whittier Senior Center is asking for donations of dolls and stuffed animals for workshops being held from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday at its facility, 13225 Walnut St. The dolls and animals will be cleaned and repaired for distribution to children in area hospitals, law enforcement agencies and other youth-oriented organizations in the Los Angeles County area. Items may be brought to the center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (562) 464-3370.last_img

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