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Get out and give support to Meals on Wheels, Children's Center

Enjoy Thanksgiving lunch Nov. 23

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Members of Youth Action Council are collecting fleece to make blankets for children visiting The Childrens Center in Oregon City. Donations of fleece will be accepted through Dec. 2.

The Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels program has partnered with glassybaby, makers of hand-blown glass votives, “drinkers” (cups) and more, to raise money for the Meals program.

The story behind glassybaby is one of hope. The light of a candle in a hand-blown glass gave hope to founder Lee Rhodes — hope which helped her heal from cancer three times, and inspired glassybaby, a business devoted to giving hope, beauty, kindness, and millions of dollars to help people, animals and the environment heal.

The glass votive maker, which recently opened a store in Lake Oswego, donates 10 percent of the sale of every item to the glassybaby white light fund. Our Meals on Wheels program will be the designated charity on Nov. 19. The store is located at 390 N. State St., Lake Oswego, next to Sur La Table in the Lake View Village shopping center.

After shopping at glassybaby, you can proceed to the Farmers Market Reunion Market at Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St. Both are great opportunities to purchase gifts for every occasion and person on your list.

The Lake Oswego Youth Action Council (YAC) is collecting fleece to make blankets for children visiting The Children’s Center, a child abuse intervention center located in Oregon City. YAC is dedicated to making blankets for the center, which can provide a bit of comfort to children during their visits to the center. YAC asks for donations of fleece to make blankets; the fleece can be dropped off at the LOACC by Dec. 2. Unused fleece blankets are also welcome.

After all that thoughtful giving, reward yourself by attending our Thanksgiving lunch and giving thanks. We will be serving roasted turkey and all the trimmings Nov. 23 at noon, but you are advised to come early. Call 503-635-3758 for reservations.

The lunch menu this week features fish tacos on Friday, Nov. 18; meatloaf on Monday, Nov. 21; and Thanksgiving lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Cost is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and older and $5 for everyone else.

The LOACC is located at 505 G Ave., Lake Oswego. A list of activities and support groups can be found on our website, loacc.info, under the Calendar banner. Click on “View the Adult Community Center Calendar” and then the activity for more details. Call 503-635-3758 to register for classes, events, make lunch reservations or schedule a massage.

Maria Bigelow works in administrative support at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center.