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It’s giving Tuesday, and throughout this week the Hopatcong Lake Regional News will be detailing several ways you can easily give to help other people in the region.

Raising the Rood for Levi

Raise the roof for LeviLevi Spencer was born handicapped but has never asked why, as he drives himself daily to do what everyone else normally does.

In 2012 Levi Spencer with born with Spina Bifida, which is a rare birth defect affecting only 0.0005% of new babies born. While the early tests showed that Spina Bifida was a possibility, the Spencer family was firm that they would bring Levi into the world and make him part of the family and community.

The problem they currently face is that their home of 12 years is not Levi friendly, as he is not able to access the bathroom, food or clothing areas, or even get a glass of milk on his own. This is the reason for raising the roof of the home, to add a second story, move most of the family upstairs, and open up the lower portion of the home for Levi.

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Participate in the Junior Woman’s Club – WISH TREE

JWC Wish TreeThe Junior Woman’s Club of Jefferson Township is hosting their Annual Wish Tree event.  Starting Thanksgiving, Wish trees around Jefferson will be decorated with “wish tags” for the children in Jefferson Township.

Visit a tree, take a tag and purchase the wishes written on it.  Attach the wish tag to your gift(s) and return, unwrapped, to the same location by Tuesday, December 13.

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Remember Lake Hopatcong Foundation on Giving Tuesday

macro-samplingLake Hopatcong Foundation will focus on children’s educational endeavors for this year’s Giving Tuesday (#givingtuesday), a global day dedicated to giving back.

Lake Hopatcong FoundationOn Tuesday, November 29, 2016, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. The nonprofit organization’s goal for Giving Tuesday is to raise $6,500 which will sponsor 260 students to participate in the spring educational field trips.

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NJ Cares Coat Drive collection center at Mount Arlington Borough Hall

New Jersey Coat DriveAs of this article Mount Arlington is the only registered drop-off center in our area, so regardless of the region you line in, please consider dropping off any unused coats at the Mount Arlington Borough Hall.

Donating Coats: Coats may be dropped off between November 1, 2016, and December 5, 2016, at Mount Arlington Borough Hall 419 Howard Boulevard, Mount Arlington New Jersey 07856.

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