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Community Service Update!

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SCAPHON’s community service committee is proud to announce our next 2 endeavors:

-1. We will be collecting non-perishable items for the Orange County Regional Food Bank. Please bring your donation items with you to our next SCAPHON Quarterly on December 9th, 2014. Here is a list of the MOST NEEDED ITEMS: easy open food/pop tops (canned meats, tuna, Spam, Vienna sausage, ravioli, chili), canned fruits, meats and vegetables, dry foods (beans, rice, pasta, macaroni & cheese, cup-o-soup, cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix), personal care Items (deodorant, feminine napkins, diapers, toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo, soap), peanut butter, snacks (energy bars, granola bars, fruit leathers) and drinks (bottled water, juice, coffee, tea).-

-2. We have chosen BooKEnds as the next group that we will be supporting with our annual collection activity. You can start collecting gently used books from now until our SCAPHON conference in May, 2015. You may bring books to any of quarterlies or to the conference in May. Here is more information on this wonderful, kid inspired group: BookEnds, a nonprofit organization based in Southern California, is about kids helping kids. BookEnds' recycles children's books through student-run book drives and places them in schools and youth organizations in need of books. BookEnds mission is to recycle children’s books of excellent quality and to create libraries in schools and youth organizations in underserved areas. Only books meeting specific quality guidelines will be considered and accepted, books whose condition and content inspire a child to read. BookEnds' diverse recipients include inner-city schools, youth centers, homeless shelters, family literacy centers, after-school enrichments programs, children's group homes and juvenile detention facilities. BookEnds believes that a literate child is the foundation of a thriving community. By providing access to books, BookEnds gives children the resources to develop literacy skills and to experience the joy and imagination of reading.-

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