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LifeSpan Seeks Holiday Cookie Donations for Area Seniors

By Jason Togyer
The Tube City Almanac
October 24, 2017
Posted in: Announcements

If you love to bake, LifeSpan could use your help this holiday season.

Diane L. Pawlowski, agency support manager for the non-profit senior service organization, says they're hoping to send "sweet holiday wishes" to people who receive meals on wheels in the Mon-Yough area.

She says most of us can remember "the wonderful smell" of homemade cookies around the holidays.

"Many of our participants miss this holiday tradition," Pawlowski says, because unfortunately, "they can no longer bake their own cookies."

LifeSpan is looking for volunteers who are able to contribute two dozen to three dozen homemade cookies to be distributed to area seniors, she says.

It's the eighth year in a row that LifeSpan has organized the cookie drive, Pawlowski says.

The Homestead-based agency serves seniors throughout the South Hills, from locations in McKeesport, Bethel Park, Carnegie, Imperial, Knoxville and West Mifflin, and from a home-delivered meal kitchen in Clairton, and is trying to collect at least 365 dozen cookies this year.

The cookies will have to be delivered to a LifeSpan location no later than Dec. 15, Pawlowski says.

The nearest Mon-Yough locations are in Olympia Shopping Center, Versailles; on the second level of Century III Mall in West Mifflin, near Dick's Sporting Goods; 530 Miller Ave., Clairton; and at 308 E. 8th Ave., Homestead. There is also a LifeSpan kitchen for home-delivered meals in Clairton that can accept donations.

For more information, call (412) 464-1300.

Originally published October 24, 2017.

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