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How to give back locally this holiday season


POSTED: Friday, November 18, 2011 - 6:15pm

UPDATED: Friday, November 18, 2011 - 6:19pm

As we're out shopping this season, there are plenty of east Texans who could use our help too.

KETK spoke with local charities to see what their biggest needs are for the holidays.

Officials with the East Texas Food Bank say they'll take all the help they can get.

"As the holidays get closer, we're in need of food time and money," said Executive Director Dennis Cullinane.

Cullinane says the food bank also needs proteins associated with the holidays, like hams and turkeys.

Can only donate your time? The Salvation Army could use plenty of bell ringers.

"We still have over 4,000 bell ringing hours left to fill," said Salvation Army PR coordinator Amber Foster. 

Starting Dec. 12, one local DJ desperately needs your help to make sure all east Texas kids have something under their tree this year.

Jammin' Jimmy Olson of 95.3 and 102.3 FM "The Breeze" will be living in a box in the Broadway Square Mall in Tyler until he raises 2,000 pounds of toys.

"It's going to be scary," Olson said. "I'll be unshaven and worse, unbathed, and of course, uninsulated."

Wanna help? Want more information? Click the links below.

East Texas Food Bank

Salvation Army

"The Breeze" FM

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