Wash and read in Youngstown on Saturday

LESSONS AND LAUNDERING: Youngstown Promise Neighborhood and Sunshine Bright Laundromat will host its first “Making Laundry Day LIT” event to introduce its “Reading While Laundering” initiative noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the laundry, 2608 South Avenue, No. 3.

The event will include free laundry services for up to 30 families with children. The Public Library of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley will be in attendance with its Pop-Up Library and will provide information related to their “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program.

YPN will provide the laundromat with permanent bookshelves and new books for young children to promote early literacy skills and parent engagement. Laundromat clients will have the options to read the books while at the Laundromat and to take the books home at no charge. YPN will replenish books at the laundromat on a monthly basis.

YWCA WISH UPON A STAR: YWCA Mahoning Valley’s Wish Upon A Star Program allows donors to request wish lists from children in our housing programs and give gifts accordingly.

Gifts are due to YWCA Mahoning Valley Dec. 9 and 10. Call 330-746-6361, Ext. 110, for information or to receive a child’s wish list. Monetary donations to purchase gifts are welcome as well.

Mail your checks to 25 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown, OH 44503. Make checks payable to YWCA.

PAJAMAS FOR THE MISSION: Jewish Family Services and Akiva Academy are teaming up to collect new pajamas for the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley. New pajamas will be accepted at JFS, 517 Gypsy Lane, during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Dec. 12.

For more information, call 330-746-7929.


• Glimmer of Hope — 8:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 2555 Rush Blvd., Youngstown.

• Gamblers Anonymous — closed meeting, 7:30 p.m., Westminster Church, 119 Stadium Drive, Boardman. 330-505-5060.

• Nar-anon, support group for families of addiction — 7 p.m., Howland Community Church, Warren. Call Bill at 330-856-3822.

Anyone with items for Seeing Eye should call 330-841-1738; submit it to the Virtual Newsroom at www.tribtoday.com; email news@tribtoday.com.


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