There are both old and new donation drives going on throughout Mt. Airy this holiday season.
Valley Green Bank and Trolley Car Diner have held their own drives for the past few years, but there are some newcomers this holiday season. Read about them below.
- Valley Green Bank is hosting its fourth annual holiday book drive to benefit the Mastery Charter elementary schools. The drive lasts through Dec. 31. You can drop off your books at both Valley Green locations—at 7226 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy and at 23 W. Highland Ave. in Chestnut Hill—and at Big Blue Marble Bookstore. The bookstore is offering a 10 percent discount on any books purchased that are then donated to the drive.
- Trolley Car Diner is holding its annual coat drive to benefit the Roxborough Salvation Army. You can drop off coats at the diner's locations at 7619 Germantown Ave. or at 3269 S. Ferry Rd. in East Falls. The coats will then be donated to needy families throughout the region.
- We highlighted this in an article, but Integrity Real Estate is having a toy drive to benefit Youth Services Inc. this season. The drive aims to collect 2,000 toys before next week. Toys are being collected at Integrity's offices at 6633 Germantown Ave.
- Weavers Way Community Programs has kicked off its first member-run fundraising drive this month. The non-profit, which shares the Weavers Way name but exists separately from the co-op, runs programs like the Mt. Airy Bike Collective and Hope Garden at Stenton Family Manor. To donate, click here.
- Earth Bread & Brewery is donating canned goods to a local food pantry. So next time you're there (or if even if you're not planning to eat there), stop by to drop off your canned items. The restaurant is at 7136 Germantown Ave.