Southwestern IL members collect food and toys for charities

From 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 11, members of the REALTOR® Association of Southwestern Illinois (RASI) will conduct a Toy and Food Drive for two separate charities at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville.

RASI members can bring canned foods (i.e. peanut butter, jelly, fruit, meat, vegetables) and toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo, etc.), which will be given to the Community Interfaith Food Pantry in Belleville. New toys, such as board games, action figures, Lego kits, arts & crafts kits and sports equipment will be collected for the Griffin Center in East St. Louis.

Christopher Mitchell

The RASI association office in Belleville will accept donations until noon on Dec. 11, too.

RASI officers include: President Christopher Mitchell of Belleville, President-Elect Douglas Payne of Smithton, Secretary/Treasurer Michael Gross of O’Fallon and Association Executive Deb Frazier of Belleville.

(This is one part of a series of stories that shine a light on charitable community work performed by local Illinois associations and their members.  To see all of the stories published so far, search for “charitable giving.”)

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