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Support Lions CLub's Christmas Basket Progam



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December 04, 2013 - Lake Orion, like many American communities, has a long tradition of taking care of those citizens that may struggle to put food on the table or toys under the tree this time of year.

The North Oakland Community Coalition, the Lake Orion Lions Club and Kensington Church have teamed up to collect toys and non-perishable food stuffs for the Lions Club Christmas Basket Program.

"We wanted to partner with different sectors of the community in a community focused event. The Lions Club does Christmas baskets every year," explained Julie Brenner, North Oakland Community Coalition Executive Director, "so it seemed like a good fit. Kensington is such a strong presence in the community that we were thrilled when they agreed to be a collection site for us."

The Community in Action Food & Toy Drive will be December 9 to 15.

Kensington Church, Lake Orion Campus lobby at 4640 S. Lapeer Road, is the collection point for canned goods, non-perishable food stuffs and unwrapped toys to be distributed by the Lake Orion Lions on December 21.

"We need volunteers at the CERC to help sort food, "shop", and deliver boxes of food and gifts to needy people in Orion. For more info contact the club at contact@lakeorionlions.org" said Roger Brodeur, President of the Lake Orion Lions Club. The baskets or food and toys will be sorted for delivery at the CERC building on December 20, 2013 from 8 am to 4 pm. All volunteers are welcome.

If you have any questions about the Community in Action Food & Toy Drive contact Barb Shea Pote, NOCC Project Coordinator at 248-520-3786 or visit www.noccmi.org.

The North Oakland Community Coalition is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a sense of belonging in a healthy environment free of alcohol abuse and substance abuse by uniting community members and developing community strengths for all.

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