Big Brothers, Big Sisters Donation Centers Open for End of Year Gifts
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State (BBBSOS) Donation Centers have announced they will be open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday before New Year’s Day to receive donations of gently used clothing and other household items and provide donors with tax receipts. For donations to be included on 2012 individual tax returns, donations must be made by December 31.
The centers, located at 1540 Pontiac Avenue in Cranston, at 1341 West Main Road in Middletown, and at 1270 High Street in Cumberland, will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on New Year’s Eve from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The donation centers will accept gently used clothing, small household items, toys, books, games and electronics. Unfortunately, they cannot accept appliances or large furniture. Proceeds from the donations are used to support the mentoring programs of BBBSOS serving over 500 children here in Rhode Island.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State is Rhode Island’s leading mentoring organization, and has been serving boys and girls in the area for over 45 years. The agency was recently honored with a prestigious “Gold Standard Award” identifying it as one of the top agencies in the nation. Persons interested in mentoring a child or donating to support the program, can contact BBBSOS at (401) 921-2434, or can log on to the organization’s website at www.BBBSOS.org.