Northeast Times

Generosity is in season for Northeast businesses

Sev­er­al May­fair busi­nesses are in­volved in char­it­able activ­it­ies this hol­i­day sea­son.

Av­en­ue Chiro­pract­ic, at 6233 Frank­ford Ave., is a drop-off site for the Toys for Tots pro­gram.

The chiro­pract­ic of­fice’s next-door neigh­bor, the Grey Lodge Pub, also is col­lect­ing toys. The bar is of­fer­ing a free beer or non-al­co­hol­ic bever­age to every­one who drops off a toy by Sat­urday.

Bel­lal­isa Hair Stu­dio, 3530 Cottman Ave., also is a Toys for Tots drop-off loc­a­tion.

Viriva Com­munity Cred­it Uni­on, 7346 Frank­ford Ave., will be col­lect­ing food for Phil­abund­ance and toys for St. Chris­toph­er Hos­pit­al for Chil­dren through Fri­day.

Chocol­ate lol­li­pops are be­ing sold for $1 at 3rd Fed Bank, 6633 Roosevelt Blvd. The pro­ceeds go to An­gels of Christ­mas Inc., which provides gifts for needy chil­dren.

The dis­trict of­fices of state Rep. Kev­in Boyle are col­lect­ing canned goods and non-per­ish­able food items to be­ne­fit loc­al food banks. The of­fices are loc­ated at 7518 Frank­ford Ave. and 7801 Has­brook Ave.

Once the hol­i­days are over, the May­fair Busi­ness As­so­ci­ation will work with the May­fair Civic As­so­ci­ation and the May­fair Com­munity De­vel­op­ment Cor­por­a­tion to or­gan­ize a weekly farm­ers mar­ket, be­gin­ning in April.

The groups also will speak with Capt. John Mc­Clo­s­key, the new com­mand­er of the 15th Po­lice Dis­trict, about ways to keep the Sham­rock Shuttle, a pre-St. Patrick’s Day cel­eb­ra­tion, peace­ful for neigh­bors. ••

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