Riverbend Family Ministries in Wood River is hosting its annual Christmas party next week, and is putting out a call for volunteers and donations. The center is still taking donations for new, unwrapped toys for kids from birth through 12 years old for the distribution event / Christmas Party December 18th and 19th.

Executive Director Tammy Iskarous tells The Big Z they are gathering what they need for the event, and Would especially appreciate donations of household items like laundry detergent and cleaning supplies.

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If you want to volunteer, Iskarous says they will find a job for you. For more information, call the center at 618-251-9790. Gifts or monetary donations can be dropped off at the center at 131 E. Ferguson Avenue.

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