Porter Memorial Baptist Church and Consolidated Baptist Church will be drop-off locations in Lexington for Operation Christmas Child.
Local volunteers hope to receive 18,000 gift-filled shoe boxes during National Collection Week, which is Nov. 14 to 21.
Shoe boxes should be filled with toys, school supplies and necessities and will be shipped to needy children in more than 100 countries.
For more information about the program, go to Samaritanspurse.org/OCC/.
Alzheimer's license plate needs 900 applicants
November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness month, and the Alzheimer's Association's Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter has received state approval for a specialty Kentucky license plate.
The plate will draw awareness to Alzheimer's disease and help raise money for Alzheimer's education.
The association's goal is to collect 900 applications from Kentucky drivers by Dec. 31, the number needed for the state to issue the plates.
To sign up to receive an Alzheimer's license plate, Kentucky drivers should: Fill out an application and submit a check for $25 made out to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter, and mail to: Alzheimer's Association, 6100 Dutchman's Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, Ky. 40205. (If the association does not collect 900 applications within one year, all deposits will be returned or can be designated as a donation to the Alzheimer's Association.)
Applicants will be notified by their local county clerks when their Alzheimer's plates are ready to be picked up. The $25 deposit will be applied to the initial or renewal fee.
Plates will be available approximately three months after the 900 commitments are secured. For more information, go to Alz.org or call 1-800-272-3900.
Donovan presentation offers different view of World War II The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kentucky will host a Donovan Forum presentation titled Veterans Day: A New Perspective, from 3 to 4:15 p.m. Thursday at the Lexington Senior Citizens Center, 1530 Nicholasville Road. For more information, call Bob Orbach, (859) 263-7050.
This month, OneMain Financial, at 126 Towne Center Drive, will collect non-perishable food to help feed those in need throughout the community. The food will be donated to God's Pantry and distributed to local residents before the holidays.