Loudoun County

Community Holiday Coalition

The "Neighbors Helping Neighbors" program needs volunteers and donations for its Christmas store, particularly clothing for children of all ages, especially 5-12 and teens; and clothing for seniors -- flannel shirts, nightgowns, sweat shirts, sweaters in larger sizes including 1, 2 and 3X.

Also, $5 and $10 food gift certificates; personal/household laundry baskets filled with shampoo, deodorant, laundry soap, toothpaste, paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, hand soap, dish soap and general cleaner; gifts for preteens and teens; and cash donations.

Items are accepted at various sites countywide or at Dulles 28 Centre (Waxpool Road and Route 28) through Tuesday. For times, call 703-771-5718.

Checks may be made payable to Loudoun County, Holiday Program, Suite 200, 102 Heritage Way NE, Leesburg, Va. 20176. To fill a stocking or gift bag for seniors, call 703-771-5003. To volunteer, call 703-737-8367.

LINK Inc.

Its 15 churches feed more than 3,000 at Christmas in Loudoun and Fairfax counties. Volunteers, nonperishable food and $10-$25 grocery gift certificates are requested. 703-437-1776.

The Salvation Army

The Loudoun office requests donations and grocery vouchers for meals for the needy and needs volunteers to ring bells during its annual Kettle Drive. Volunteers are needed to sort Angel Tree gifts at the Purcellville storage location, 1-5 p.m. daily through Tuesday. 703-771-3371.

Clock Tower Thrift Shops

Donations of new or like-new toys, household items, books, cosmetics and sporting goods are needed as well as winter clothing. Volunteers are needed to tag items. The Loudoun shop is at 46950 Community Plaza on Route 7 in Sterling. 703-845-8023.

Loudoun County Animal Shelter

The shelter accepts donations and useful items for animals, especially towels, blankets, rawhide and toys. 39820 Charles Town Pike, Waterford. 540-882-3211 or 703-777-0406.

Toys for Tots

New and used toys, books and gifts for babies to teens are needed. Donations are accepted at Purcellville Marketplace and Natural Mercantile Store in Hamilton. The deadline is 5 p.m. Saturday. 540-338-5534.

Fauquier County

Operation Christmas

Warrenton-Fauquier Jaycees and other groups are providing food and toys for needy families. You can send cash donations, drop new toys in Toys for Tots boxes or participate in the Angel Tree program. 540-347-6550.

The Salvation Army

The county office needs thrift-store volunteers, bell ringers for the Kettle Drive through Dec. 24, non-perishable food items and help with the turkey drive. 540-341-8385.

Fauquier SPCA

Donations requested for kitty litter (plain, not scoopable), a digital camera, dog and cat treats and toys, canned dog and cat food, dry kitten chow, laundry detergent and dishwashing liquid, trash bags and bleach. Accepted at Fauquier SPCA, Rogues Road, Casanova. 540-788-4793.

-- Compiled by Sandy Mauck

and Carrie Donovan