It's not just a time to help those in need. It's also the last week to make charitable contributions that can be deducted on this year's taxes. So here are some great local charities and organizations that deserve a check.
- UNICO National, Avon Chapter, P.O. Box 1442, Avon; firstname.lastname@example.org
- , 35 East Main St., P.O. Box 463, Avon; 860-676-2323
- , 280 Arch Rd., Avon; 860-673-3525
- , 11 Arch Rd., Avon; call the Avon Police Department at 860-409-4200.
- Cub Scouts, Pack 122, Avon
- Avon Girl Scouts, Troop 61119, Avon
- The Coalition of Citizens for Avon (CC4A), PO Box 930, Avon; email@example.com; you can also donate via Paypal through the organization's website: http://cc4a.net
- , , 289 Arch Rd., Avon
- , The Church of Saint Ann, Avon
- , 75 Main St., Farmington
- , 225 Commerce Dr., Canton; 860-693-8662
- , Andy's Market, 836 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, is looking for adult bike donations; call Larry Linois at 860-658-1110 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have any other suggestions of local places to donate to before the end of the year? Please add them in the comment section to share with other Avon Patch readers.