PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES) is currently accepting donations of new or gently used winter clothing items and blankets.
Winter clothing items include coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, hats and scarves. Blankets are needed as well. People may bring items to SAVES, located at 1002 E. Ave. Q-12 in Palmdale, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 6 pm.
In addition, the Santa Fe Gun Galeria, located at 39553 Sierra Highway, will be collecting blankets for SAVES at their store. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.
“Winter is not over yet and we still have a great need for winter clothing and blankets for our clients,” said SAVES Coordinator Patricia Morales. “Your donations will help someone in need during the cold months.”
SAVES provides a practical and caring approach to serving people in need. The SAVES program was started in 1983 to offer assistance to individuals and families who are experiencing a temporary emergency situation.
In 2014, SAVES provided 81,853 meals to families and 52,567 meals to seniors.
During holiday season, SAVES provided 300 Thanksgiving baskets, 350 holiday baskets and 160 toy baskets.
For more information please call SAVES Monday through Thursday, 7:30 - 6 pm at 661/267-5191 or visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/Residents/SAVES.
Photo caption: (Left to right: Bill Brown of SAVES receives a donation of 100 blankets from the Santa Fe Gun Galeria. Owner Ron Bellville, and employees Jason Bellville and Wanda Bellville made the delivery.