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Great Clips partners with fundraisers

Great Clips of Hudson continues to offer several opportunities to help folks help others in need during the holiday season.

In partnership with the Cleveland Browns, Great Clips of Hudson is selling "Believe in Miracles" wristbands in Cleveland Browns orange for $2. All proceeds will benefit The Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital, and Great Clips will give a certificate good for $2 off a haircut to those who buy a bracelet. So far Great Clips of Hudson has donated more than $2,100 to the Children's Hospital.

Great Clips of Hudson is conducting it's annual food drive to help families in need during this holiday season. Stop into Great Clips of Hudson in the Acme Plaza to donate non-perishable food items and Great Clips will provide a certificate good for $2 off a haircut in January or February.

Great Clips of Hudson is also matching all contributions to the Holiday Lighting Fund, dollar for dollar, up to $250 total. Stop into Great Clips to donate.

Donate Toys for Tots at

Fifteen Spa, Hershey's

Through Dec. 14, customers can drop off new unwrapped toys in their regular packaging to Fifteen Spa, 15 S. College St. in Hudson, which is a drop-off site for the Toys for Tots campaign. The spa on Dec. 6 will host a holiday open house from 6 to 9 p.m. Customers who bring a toy will receive $5 off a future service.

Hershey's of Hudson will collect toys for the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program through Dec. 20.

Sign-A-Rama collects donations for Habitat

Sign-A-Rama of Macedonia, 746 E. Aurora Road, will collect household cleaning items for welcome kits for the Summit Chapter of Habitat for Humanity in December. In return, Sign-A-Rama will give a $5 coupon for each item donated, which is redeemable for any in-house product at the store in Macedonia. For more information, call Debbie Berdine at 330-468-0556.

In Style Accessories helps Haven of Rest

In Style Accessories, 96 First St. in Hudson, has partnered with Haven of Rest Ministries in Akron, which provides support and resources to those in need in the area. For every handbag sold through Dec. 24, In Style Accessories has pledged to donate $10 to Haven of Rest Ministries.

In Style Accessories is open Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. Call 330-653-5499 or visit www.in-style-accessories.com for more information.

Gift-wrap program helps non-profits

Summit Mall shoppers can have their holiday purchases wrapped and ready with the help of four local nonprofits through Dec. 24. Each year, area nonprofits recruit volunteers to wrap holiday gifts at the mall. Proceeds from the service are shared between the organization and the Simon Youth Foundation, whose mission is to provide educational opportunities for students who are at risk of dropping out of high school. 

Gift-wrap services are available beginning at 11 a.m. most days near Macy's in Summit Mall. Extended hours will be offered December 19-24 for last-minute shoppers.

Four local organizations will provide volunteers for the program to raise funds for their causes. The organizations include Habitat for Humanity; International Association of Administrative Professionals, Tire Town Chapter; Family of Faith United Methodist Youth Group; and Wayne Homes for Simon Youth Foundation

For more information about holiday events and the complete gift-wrap schedule at Summit Mall, visit Facebook.com/SummitMall or Twitter.com/SummitMall.

Retired public

employees plan party

The Public Employee Retirees Inc. Chapter 96 will meet Dec. 12 at the Paws Restaurant located in the Bertrum Inn, 600 Route 43 in Aurora. Registration begins at 11 a.m., lunch is at noon. This meeting is the annual Christmas Party, and election of president and secretary will take place.

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