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Season of giving

November 15, 2013

Looking to lend a hand this holiday season? Check out these locations around town that could use some extra help this Thanksgiving.

Jamieson Center
The Jamieson Center is a non-profit community center that serves the Monmouth community. They run a number of on-going programs including a community food pantry, thrift store, after school programs for kids and emergency services.
325 E. 9th Avenue, Monmouth (309-734-4251).

Warren Achievement Center
Warren Achievement strives to enable persons with developmental disabilities to function to the maximum extent possible as responsible members of the community. The center hopes to provide its visitors with the opportunity to choose and to realize their goals of where and how they live, work and play.
1220 E. 2nd Avenue, Monmouth (309-734-3131).

1st Street Armoury
In addition to a Dare to be Different program for couples, the backpack project for at-risk children, Starting Point is a homeless recovery program that has been in the community for 34 years and is the only of its kind in the tri-county area serving the needs of the rural homeless.
215 S. 1st Street, Monmouth (309-734-8991).

Warren County YMCA
Programs at the YMCA are available to all individuals in the community by putting forth Christian values and principles to practice through programs and activities that build a healthy mind, body and spirit, regardless of the person’s ability to pay.
700 W. Harlem Avenue, Monmouth (309-734-3183).

Elizabeth Meyer
Features Editor

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