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In addition, Burt Buxton, a disabled ex-police officer and Vietnam War veteran, will speak about how About Care services have helped enhance his life. Cost is $25 per person and includes beverages and light hors d ‘oeuvres.


About Care is a nonprofit organization serving Chandler and Gilbert. Its mission is to offer support services to the homebound elderly and disabled using trained volunteers. Most of the individuals served by About Care are widows of former military, elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged needing transportation for medical appointments. Vision Gallery is located at 10 E. Chicago St. in downtown Chandler. Info: 480-802-2331, amcarthur@aboutcare.org.


JumpStart donations


Gifts and donations are sought for Faith Family Church’s 11th JumpStart Christmas on Sat. and Sun., Dec. 10 and 11. The Southern Chandler church’s weekly JumpStart sidewalk Sunday school program reaches out to “some of the poorest neighborhoods in the community,” offering snacks, games and lessons about Jesus to local children. During the holidays, JumpStart provides Christmas gifts to approximately 400 area youngsters.


JumpStart members meet at Faith Family Church at 11:45 a.m. each Saturday, before heading out “to serve the children.” The church is at 11530 E. Queen Creek Rd. Info: 480-539-8933.


Trains for tots


Fifteen homes in Chandler, Gilbert, Sun Lakes and across the East Valley and Phoenix-metro area display


elaborate G-scale garden railroads for public viewing in return for donations to support Arizona Big Trains activities including the maintenance of the train layouts at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Cardon Children’s Medical Center.


The annual Christmas Open House Tours 2011 runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 10, 11, 17 and 18.


SanTan Sun area tour sites are at 739 E. Prescott Dr., 4141 W. Corona Dr. and 1236 S. Longmore Ct. in Chandler; 25025 S. Lakeway Dr. and 9636 E. Mossy Rock Dr. in Sun Lakes; 861 W. Emerald Island Dr. in Gilbert; and 1149 E. Saddleback Pl. in San Tan Valley. For maps of more train display locations, email egtrailroading@aol.com or putterm@cox.net. Info: www.azbigtrains.org.


Toys for Tots


Bring in a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots to NY 54 Pizza & Ristorante through Thu., Dec. 22, and in return receive 15 percent off a dining bill. NY 54 Pizza is located at 4015 S. Arizona Ave. in Chandler. Info: www.NY54Pizza.com, Sgt. Lorenzo Fuentes at 602-301-5003.


Angel Tree


Shoppers are invited to purchase and donate new, unwrapped toys for children whose names appear on the holiday tree at Chandler Fashion Center through Sat., Dec. 24.


The gifts will go to needy families in Chandler, Gilbert, Sun Lakes, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley and Higley.


Chandler Fashion Center is located on the southwest corner of the Price Road Loop 101 Freeway and Chandler Boulevard in Chandler. Info: 480-963-4021, ext. 201; candice.frizzell@usw.salvationarmy.org.


Food drive


Arizona Glass Doctor, which serves the SanTan Sun area, announces its holiday campaign food drive to support Feeding America and the United Food Bank in Mesa.


Through the end of the year, the company is collecting nonperishable food items such as boxes of granola bars, cereal and canned goods to help fight hunger in the East Valley.


To motivate residents to donate, Glass Doctor offers $1 off of service for each nonperishable food item, up to $25 off for single pane windows, $45 off for double pane windows and up to $75 off for full shower enclosure replacements. Glass Doctor will also donate a minimum of $25 for each windshield replaced using approved insurance.


Items can be dropped off at the company’s Phoenix location at 4001 E. Broadway Rd., Suite 16. For information, call 602-282-0777.


Holiday Giving


www.SanTanSun.com


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