Tri Valley Rotary is collecting coats for local students whose families may not be able to afford them. Club secretary Carol Vander Meulen said donations of new or gently used coats for children ages 2-16 will benefit those in need, as well as coats for adults and infants.
Collection locations in Pleasanton are:
* Bank of America's downtown Pleasanton branch on Main Street
* ClubSport Pleasanton, 7090 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton
* Coffee Co., 5424 Sunol Blvd., in the Raley's Shopping Center
* Hairlights Salon, 4307 Valley Ave., Suite F, Pleasanton
In Livermore, collection locations are:
* Casse Croute Bakery, 50 S. Livermore Ave., near First Street
* Pacific Coast Seed, 533 Hawthorne Place, Livermore
Donations must be made by Dec. 14 to be distributed the next day. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Giving tree returns to PPD
The Pleasanton Police Officers Association Christmas Fund is once again collecting gifts for local families in need of special care this upcoming holiday season. The association provides gifts both to families in need and to senior citizens who are often overlooked.
The association has received the names of needy families and seniors within the community and is now looking for people to provide Christmas gifts. Anyone interested in donating to a needy family or senior in Pleasanton can pick up a gift tag at the Pleasanton Police Department. The tags list the gifts requested.
For more information, contact Officer Ryan Dawson, Officer Michael Rossillon or Dispatcher Betsy Jones at 931-5100.
Send us your Santa photos
Are your kids planning to visit Santa? If you have a photo you'd like to share, send it to us at email@example.com. Please write "Santa photo" in the subject line, and we ask that photos be at least 500K.
Also send the names of the children in the photo, the names of the parents, where you ran into Santa, where you live, where the children attend school, and anything else you think might be interesting in the caption.
We plan to use the photos in our Dec. 21 issue.
And, yes, we are also interested in photos of pets with Santa.