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WhirlWind Creative Announces its Holiday Charity for 2011

You may not want to even think about it, but as the leaves turn orange and the mercury drops, it means the holidays are right around the corner. (We know; they’ve snuck up on use too.)

Every year, the WhirlWind family selects a local charity to work with and contribute to over the holidays. After all, the true meaning of the holidays is paying our blessings forward to those in need.

We have decided to work with CVAN – the Cabarrus Victims Assistance Network – once again this year. CVAN provides safety, shelter and support for battered women and their children in Cabarrus County.

CVAN is always in need of items such as paper products, cleaning supplies, personal care items, basic medicines, linens, household items and food.

Specifically, CVAN is in greatest need of the following items: Mr. Clean/Spic-and-Span, 30 gallon size and kitchen size trash bags, Ziploc bags, gift cards for discount and grocery stores, toilet paper, hair products for women of color (i.e. no-lye perms, hair grease/conditioner), blenders (new or used) and a new upright vacuum.

The CVAN team is always in need of pantry food items as well. If you would like to contribute prepared food to CVAN, please call beforehand at 704.788.1108.

CVAN is also accepting gently used women’s, children and men’s clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories, housewares, small electronics, books, DVDs and CDs for its Cool Used Stuff resale store. Located at 543 Concord Parkway N in Concord, all profits from CVAN’s Cool Used Stuff store go directly to helping battered women and their children find safety, shelter and support through CVAN’s many services.

If you are interested in donating items to CVAN, you can do so at the WhirlWind Creative office, 6525 Hudspeth Road in Harrisburg, anytime before Thursday, December 15. You can also drop off items at the CVAN Cool Used Stuff store.

Thanks for your support! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!