Items being collected for adult Christmas stocking donation drive

Published 9:31 pm Sunday, November 19, 2023

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The Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association is gathering stocking donations for the annual Dare County Social Services Adult Christmas program. Stockings are provided to older or disabled adults throughout Dare County, including Hatteras Island.

A variety of items, including personal care, games or puzzles, candies or treats are being collected. Suggested items are toiletries (soaps, shampoo, conditioner, brushes/combs), items needed for shaving, dental care and nail care, lotions (unscented preferred), warm socks (including larger sizes), night lights, especially light or motion activated, socks with grippy bottoms, adult coloring books, thermal tops and bottoms (varied sizes/men and women), snacks and lap blankets.

Drop boxes will be located at the Rodanthe Thrift Shop by the Chicamacomico Banks Fire Department and at Hatteras Island Pet Resort in Rodanthe. Drop off will also be available at the Christmas tree lighting on Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building. Donations must be collected no later than December 3.

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Dare County Social Services also sponsors a full Christmas gift program to many older or disabled adults whose holiday may need brightening. Contact Jessica Everett at Dare County Social Services at 252-475-5539 for more information about the giving program.