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Local Charities to Donate to Before End of 2011

Please add your suggestions to the list.

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. 

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.

Larry Linonis December 27, 2011 at 12:47 PM
I you have an adult bicycle that you would like to donate to Simsbury Free Bike, call 860 658-1110 and leave a message for Larry Linonis. You can email me also at linonisl@aol.com. A receipt will be mailed to you for tax purposes so be sure to include your address. Bikes should be in good mechanical condition. If the tires are soft or flat due to lack of use, that is acceptable. Best regards, Larry Linonis Director. SFB
Doc December 27, 2011 at 01:52 PM
Town of Avon Special Needs Fund - provides crisis assistance to local families Town of Avon Fuel Bank - provides short term fuel assistance to local families
Janet Schwartz December 27, 2011 at 02:38 PM
The Burlington Bell Community Fund supports non-profit organizations within the town of Burlington. The Fund has recently donated $1000 to the Burlington Fuel Bank. More donations within the town will follow. This is a way to help all of the people of Burlington. Most sincerely, Janet Schwartz Chairman Advisory Council Burlington Bell Community Fund
Maryann DeTore December 27, 2011 at 10:11 PM
Please consider Malta House of Care , 19 woodland st, Hartford ,ct.. Volunteer staffed mobile clinic providing free primary care to uninsured individuals. Www.maltahouseofcare.org Thank you, Maryann DeTore RN volunteer

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