YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Local philanthropy leaders are encouraging Mahoning Valley residents to observe “Giving Tuesday” by donating to their favorite nonprofit organizations on Dec. 2, the Tuesday that follows “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.”
“While shopping for the people you love, think about a charity or cause that’s close to you,” says Shari Harrell, president of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, which supports local nonprofits and manages donor funds. “Your gift will be highly appreciated there as well.”
POLAND, Ohio -- The Poland Village Business Association will present "St. Claus" from 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 6. Participating businesses will serve treats and offer discount and coupons, Rebecca Nelis announced Thursday.
Nelis of Pathways of Ohio Counseling Center is coordinating the event.
Businesses that have hung PBBA wreaths outside will give Santa Surprise gifts to the first 100 families who visit their stores.
PITTSBURGH -- Nearly 46.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest number for the holiday season since 2007, the AAA said Thursday, noting that’s a 4.2% increase from last year.
Almost 90% of travelers, 41.3 million, will observe the holiday with a road trip and also will enjoy the lowest gasoline and diesel prices in nearly four years. The national price of gasoline has fallen below $3 per gallon for the first time since Dec. 22, 2010.
The busiest time for travel this Thanksgiving is Nov. 26 through Nov. 30.
KENT, Ohio -- The Kent State University Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its alumni awards that recognize the recipients’ leadership, service, character and professional development. J
Five individual awards will be granted along with one student award, Joy Wesoloski, assistant director of alumni relations, said. Individuals can choose to nominate themselves as well as others.
SHARON, Pa. -- The third annual THON Spaghetti Dinner, a fundraiser sponsored by Penn State Shenango, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12. All proceeds support children with cancer.
The menu consists of spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, cake and beverages. Takeout meals will be available.
Tickets bought in advance are $8, at the door $10. Those ages 65 and older or 5 and younger will be chraged $5. Advance tickets are sold at the Student Affairs Office in Sharon Hall.
- Kent State Seeks Nominations for Alumni Awards - November 21, 2014
- Penn State Shenango to Hold Cancer Fundraiser - November 21, 2014
- Packard Music Hall Operator 'Monitoring' Cosby Situation - November 20, 2014
- Salem Area Chamber's Annual Meeting Dec. 3 - November 20, 2014
- Trumbull Mobile Meals Honors Volunteers for Service - November 19, 2014
- YSU Seniors Display Work at McDonough Museum - November 19, 2014
- Junior Achievement Opens Online Holiday Auction - November 18, 2014
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