New items sought for annual charity Penny Sale
Christmas charity can be as easy as recycling unused gifts -- the handbag that didn't match, the towels with colors that didn't suit, tools or pots that duplicated what's already in the cupboard.
The St. Patrick Parish Outreach Program in Palolo is seeking several hundred gifts for adults for its Christmas sale.
Some 800 children will have the chance to buy gifts for their parents in the annual Penny Sale co-sponsored by the Honolulu Community Action Program. Each child will pay a penny for a gift at the Dec. 1 event at Jarrett Middle School cafeteria.
Outreach coordinator Patricia Kaslausky said practical items are sought, such as cookware, small appliances, tools, fishing supplies, blankets and pillows, as well as personal gifts such as toiletry kits, picture frames, watches, purses and wallets.
She said they are not soliciting used items unless they are in excellent condition, suitable for a gift. They are seeking monetary donations, too.
Donations may be delivered during weekday business hours, but call first to ensure someone is there to accept them: St. Patrick Outreach, 2117 Palolo Ave., 735-0117, or St. Patrick Church office, 732-5565.
The young shoppers are from low-income families and must be registered in order to participate. For information, call the Palolo HCAP office, 732-7755.