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December 24, 2013 > Winter Charity event helps those in need

Winter Charity event helps those in need

Submitted By John Chyan

The Purple Lotus School in Union City ministered to the needs of the community at the 11th ÒTri-City Winter CharityÓ held on December 15. With Centro de Servicios, items were gathered to serve 250-300 low-income families, including 300 bags of rice, 400 cans of corn, 400 cans of chicken broth, 500 drinking bottles, 30 bags of potatoes, 300 blankets, 300 pairs of new socks, 200 teddy bears, plus other donated items.

Donations were primarily from Purple Lotus Temple members, but last year $3,000 was received from Wal-Mart. Anyone can help with food, clothing, or other donations throughout the year in support of the ÒTri-City Winter Charity.Ó To find out where to drop off donations or arrange for large quantities to be picked up, call the Purple Lotus School at (510) 489-8868 (English) or Centro de Servicios (510) 489-4100 (Spanish).

Thanks go to Centro de Servicios director Jaime Jaramillo, Union City Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci, City Councilmember Pat Gacoscos, and the Union City Police Department for their support of this event.

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