PLEASE: Help or forward to someone who you know who can!

* Catholic Charities Food Pantry, (608) 782-0710 is in need of donations of all types. Canned or box soups, stews, tuna, cereal, jams or jelly, toilet paper, tissues, liquid hand soap, laundry detergent, body wash and feminine products. Please drop off items at 3710 East Avenue South, La Crosse, from 8:30-4:00 Mon-Thurs.

* Onalaska Food Basket, (next to the Onalaska American Legion Club), 731 Sand Lake Road, (608) 783-7722 is in need of hamburger/tuna helper, stew, canned tomato products, peanut butter, cream soups, vegetable soups, tomato soups, beans and pasta. Thank you for your generosity.

* WAFER food pantry, 403 Causeway Blvd., La Crosse, (608) 782-6003, is in need of toilet tissue, rice, crackers, cereal, pasta, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, baked beans, tuna, canned corn, canned vegetables, canned fruit and all kinds of soup.

* The Food Pantry in the La Crosse Salvation Army at 8th & State, (608)782-6126 is in extremely short supply of canned vegetables, boxed meals (H&T Helper/Rice-a-roni/Mac & Cheese), pasta and sauces. A donation of any food will be appreciated!

YOU CAN economically MAKE FOOD PANTRY GIFTS. Take the time to check weekly flyers at your grocer or print coupons from on-line sites. Look for the discounted or coupon non-perishables which you will not use. Dedicate 1 of your green bags for food pantry when shopping. BUY those GREAT VALUES then DONATE to a specific FOOD PANTRY or to your place of worship.

It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit. ~Harry S. Truman

La Crosse County For Goodness' Sake needs for 12/04/2011:

* Pregnant woman needs infant boy clothes and bath tub. Call Lindsey, 608-785-5613

* Crib needed(no drop sides). Call Jenny, 608-785-6423

* A woman needs storage totes. Call Michelle, 608-789-7844

* Family needs queen size mattress and dresser. Call Shannon, 608-782-0710 ext. 211

* Person with disability would benefit from stereo or boombox, cable ready TV and DVD player. Call Marilyn, 608-785-6128

* Pregnant woman needs a winter coat, size XL to 2XL. Call Kim, 608-785-9793

* A full size bed is needed. Call Denise, 608-785-6168

* Washer needed. Call Laurie, 608-785-5734

* Person with disability needs a recliner and electric dyer. Call Jamie, 608-785-6265

* If you are interested in adopting an individual or family for the holidays or would like to receive more information, Call Lindsey at 608-785-5841.

* Cash or gift card donations are needed for this year's Holiday Project.

* Donations to the For Goodness' Sake Project can be sent payable to the Community Liaison Program, 300 N. Fourth St., La Crosse WI 54601-3228.

Note: Phone numbers listed are for staff of local agencies, not the person in need.

Lindsey Schwarz-Nichols is Community Liaison Program and For Goodness' Sake project coordinator at the La Crosse County Health Department. Lindsey can be reached at (608) 785-5841 or

It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit. ~Harry S. Truman

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