When 165 boxes of cereal were needed to put in Trevor’s Gift backpacks for needy school children for Thanksgiving, the need was met thanks to several local businesses.
However, when school district officials asked Trevor’s Gift volunteers to also send cereal home for Christmas, the volunteers said there weren’t enough for both holidays.
They needed 165 more.
In response, Dave Cosentino of Leo and Dave’s Barber Shop on East Main Street immediately offered to serve as a drop-off site for anyone wanting to donate a box or two of cereal. The Tractor Supply store in Liberty Plaza also agreed to be a drop-off site.
Chuck Hinkle, owner of the Laundry Depot on Virginia Street, called to say that for the fourth year, his business will donate a portion of the proceeds of his wash-and-fold business to Trevor’s Gift. Hinkle said he will expand that offer this year to November and December.