Add an extra goods to your shopping cart, help the homeless

As you do your holiday shopping, some local nonprofits are hoping you will pick up

As you do your holiday shopping, some local nonprofits are hoping you will pick up a few gifts for people you don’t know. The nonprofit Atlantic Institute is organizing the collection called Share the Warmth. Items are being collected for the Triune Mercy Center in Greenville and the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen. Both nonprofits help the homeless and people in need.Christina Bell, the program manager for Atlantic Institute said hand warmers, gloves, socks, hats or beanies and ear warmers are needed to help people stay warm. Bell said there are multiple drop-off locations. Bell said the Triune Mercy Center’s greatest need is Hot Hands hand warmers and gloves. She said the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen’s greatest need is socks. “A lot of these organizations, I think in the past year or so have gotten forgotten about somewhat when you’re not out and you’re not doing things and you’re not volunteering. When you can’t get out, you kind of forget that there are needs out in the community and you forget that there are people who that are hurting worse than you,” Bell said.Items for the Triune Mercy Center can be dropped off at: Mad Smash Rage Room: 250 Mill St., 2nd Floor, Taylors (Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)Upstate International: 9 S. Memminger St., GreenvilleFirst Christian Church: 704 Edwards Road, GreenvilleFurman University: Trone Student Center Items for the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen can be dropped off beginning Friday, Nov. 5 at: University of South Carolina Upstate Library800 University WaySpartanburg, South Carolina 29303For more information, contact Christina Bell at [email protected]

As you do your holiday shopping, some local nonprofits are hoping you will pick up a few gifts for people you don’t know.

The nonprofit Atlantic Institute is organizing the collection called Share the Warmth. Items are being collected for the Triune Mercy Center in Greenville and the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen. Both nonprofits help the homeless and people in need.

Christina Bell, the program manager for Atlantic Institute said hand warmers, gloves, socks, hats or beanies and ear warmers are needed to help people stay warm. Bell said there are multiple drop-off locations.

Bell said the Triune Mercy Center’s greatest need is Hot Hands hand warmers and gloves. She said the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen’s greatest need is socks.

“A lot of these organizations, I think in the past year or so have gotten forgotten about somewhat when you’re not out and you’re not doing things and you’re not volunteering. When you can’t get out, you kind of forget that there are needs out in the community and you forget that there are people who that are hurting worse than you,” Bell said.

Items for the Triune Mercy Center can be dropped off at:

Mad Smash Rage Room: 250 Mill St., 2nd Floor, Taylors (Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

Upstate International: 9 S. Memminger St., Greenville

First Christian Church: 704 Edwards Road, Greenville

Furman University: Trone Student Center

Items for the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen can be dropped off beginning Friday, Nov. 5 at:

University of South Carolina Upstate Library

800 University Way

Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303

For more information, contact Christina Bell at [email protected]

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