In just seven short weeks, the 2015 holiday season will have come and gone. As the hustle and bustle of activity builds throughout ths of November and December, area businesses continue to announce the non-profit organizations they are encouraging local residents to support. This effort comes in response to the La Porte City Chamber of Commerce’s call to “Share the Season” and assist charitable and non-profit organizations during the final weeks of 2015.

The Progress Review: Waterloo Honor Flight and Cedar Bend Humane Society. The Progress Review will match all cash donations received on behalf of these two organizations (up to $250 for each) through December 31, 2015. Donations may sent to 213 Main Street, or logon to to make a donation using a credit card. Donations of $20 or more will receive the donor’s choice of 2016 calendar- one that features images of Washington D.C., or a custom pet calendar featuring a photo of the donor’s pet.  With each donation, a special paper ornament bearing the name of a veteran or pet supplied by the donor will be hung on the tree on display at 213 Main Street.

Click here to make an donation online to Waterloo Honor Flight.
Click here to make an donation online to Cedar Bend Humane Society.

LPC Connect: Food Pantry & Mitten Tree
Pick up an LPC Connect grocery tote at 306 Main and fill it with non-perishable food items. Drop off the food pantry items before Thanksgiving- you keep the tote! Donate cold weather gear before Christmas. Call 342-3369 for more info.

La Porte City Golf Club: Toys for Tots
Bring an unwrapped toy to Wally’s Winter Wonderland on Dec. 12. There is no cover charge for this event, which begins at 6 PM (deejay starts the music at 7 PM). The Golf Club will deliver all donated toys.

La Porte City Specialty Care: 33rd Annual Bazaar
La Porte City’s nursing home is accepting donations for the Craft and Baked Goods Bazaar, which will be held 8 AM – 4 PM on Nov. 21. Proceeds from the event are used to purchase gifts for the residents to open on Christmas morning.

La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum: Museum Supplies
Stop by the museum, select a tag off the museum’s “wish list” tree for an item that will help support the museum’s operation. Can’t make it to the museum? Visit their Facebook page to view the wish list.