It's the season of giving. Here are a few ways you can help local nonprofits.
American Red Cross of Augusta: Gifts that Save the Day Holiday Campaign
People can browse through a holiday giving catalog at www.redcross.org/gifts and purchase items that will benefit people served by the American Red Cross or help support the organization's services.
People may also mail donations to:
American Red Cross of Augusta
1322 Ellis Street
Augusta, GA 30901
The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc. have joined to deliver holiday cards to service members, their families and veterans this holiday season.
People may send cards with messages of cheer and appreciation to:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456
The cards must be received no later than Dec. 10. The cards should not include glitter, inserts or monetary gifts. Care packages won't be accepted.
Area Wendy's restaurants are now selling Frosty key tags for round four of a fundraiser to benefit the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center.
The tags cost $1 each.
Beginning Dec. 15, Wendy's customers may show their Frosty key tag to receive one free Junior Frosty. A purchase is required in order to use the key tag. Customers will receive only one free Junior Frosty per key tag per visit.
The fundraiser ends May 31, 2011.
3012 Peach Orchard Road
California Dreaming is collecting new, unwrapped toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program through Dec. 13.
Restaurant customers who donate a new, unwrapped toy will receive a free appetizer.
Midland Valley High School students won the top three places in the local National Chemistry Week poster contest, sponsored by the Savannah River Section of the American Chemical Society.
The theme for this year's contest was Behind the Scenes with Chemistry. Participants created posters to illustrate how chemistry is used in movies, movie set design, makeup artistry and common special effects.
Lauren Rainwater won first place and her poster will be entered for the American Chemical Society's national poster contest.
The Augusta Training Shop, Inc. is having its third annual Thanksgiving fundraiser. The non-profit is selling smoked turkeys for $40 each with the proceeds going to buy art supplies and healthful snack alternatives for its employees.
Turkey orders must be placed before 4:30 p.m. Nov. 19 by calling the Augusta Training Shop at (706) 738-1358 or sending an e-mail to AugTrgShop@aol.com.
The turkeys can be picked up at the organization's location at 1704 Jenkins St. on Nov. 24 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Georgia Theatre Company's 7th Annual Film & Food for a Cause event raised more than $13,000 locally for three area non-profits.
American Red Cross of Augusta, Boys & Girls Clubs of Augusta and United Way of the CSRA each received $4,650.43 from the event.
Next spring, three Augustans could be sharing their aha moments with the country on television.
Videos of Audrey Murell and Shanon Brooks as well as Sherrell Gay have made it to the top 25 in Mutual of Omaha's search for Aha Moments. Now, they are seeking votes to make it to the top 10.
To vote for Audrey Murell and Shanon Brooks, go to www.ahamoment.com/vote/audreyshanon.
To vote for Sherrell Gay, go to www.ahamoment.com/vote/sherrell.
Through Wednesday, Papa-N-Son's Evans restaurant, located at 4446 Washington Rd. Suite 20, will donate 10 percent of food purchases made after 4:30 p.m. each day to Bundles of Books.
Bundles of Books provides three new books to underprivileged children at Christmas.
Firehouse Sub restaurants are raising funds for local public safety departments and passing out fire safety tips in recognition of Fire Safety Month.
Throughout October, people can purchase medallions for $1 or $5 or donate money in the designated canisters in the restaurants.
This is an initiative of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.