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December 15, 2009

Big Brother-Big Sister seeks clothing donations

Big Brother Big Sister Foundation will be in Andover and North Andover on Monday picking up donations of lightly used jeans, coats, clothing of all types (men's, women's and children's) and small household items.

To schedule a free at-home pick-up before the New Year call 800-483-5503 or visit www.bbbsfoundation.org.

Donations are tax deductible.

Sal's makes big donation to United Way

Sal Lupoli, president/CEO of Sal's Pizza Retail and Wholesale Divisions, Salvatore's Restaurants and Riverwalk Properties, donated $8,020 to the United Way and $2,500 to the South Boston Boys & Girls Club during the holiday season.

Currently Salvatore's Restaurants are donating $1.00 of every gift card sold during the holidays to the Massachusetts Special Olympics.

Salvation Army: 250 kids waiting for adoption

The Salvation Army in Haverhill is pleading with the citizens of Haverhill and the surrounding area to help more than 250 children who have not been adopted this Christmas season.

The Salvation Army's Angel trees carry the wishes of deserving and needy children in Haverhill whose Christmas may not be very merry or bright without your help.

Stop by the Salvation Army at 395 Main St. to pick your adoption Angel tag.

New, unwrapped gifts for adopted children can be brought to the Salvation Army by Dec. 18.

For more information, contact Lieutenants Jeff or Mari Hardy at 978-374-7571 or visit the Salvation Army.

Local residents accepted to nursing program

Lawrence resident Diora Guzman and Methuen resident Theresa Hoac are among 23 students accepted into the Bring Diversity to Nursing Program at UMass Lowell.

The program - which works to present its students with opportunities and different types of support - welcomed 10 new students in Fall 2009.

Funded last September with $1 million in federal and state grants, the program was developed to recruit, retain and graduate minority and economically disadvantaged nursing students.

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