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, breakfast 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, breakfast 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 03/04/2012:

* An older man needs an oversized recliner to accommodate 500 pounds. Call Becky, 608-775-4875

* A formerly homeless family needs dressers, lamps, table and chairs, TV, DVD player, couch, vacuum. pans and pots, coffee table, full and twin beds, high chair and microwave. Call Lila, 608-785-5539

* A person needs a vacuum. Call Kira, 608-789-4857

* Families need a toddler bed frame, bedding, baby gate, changing table and coffee pot. Call Jen at Healthy Families, 608-769-3779

* A woman with disabilities needs a couch. Call Cathy, 608-775-3087

* A person needs a small dresser and twin bed. Call Jen, 608-785-6317

* An elderly woman would benefit from a laptop. Call Susan, 608-785-5885

* A person needs a queen or king bed. Call Kris, 608-785-6314

* A woman with developmental disabilities needs a digital converter box for a TV, pans, cookie sheets and food storage containers. Call Lori Anne, 608-785-6257

* A woman with physical disabilities needs a love seat. Call Michelle, 608-785-5673

* A family needs a washing machine. Call Nicki, 608-784-1035, ext. 4

* A woman needs a locking file cabinet. Call Greg, 608-785-6115

* A family of five lost everything in a fire needs dressers a kitchen table and chairs, a rocker or recliner, a coffee table, end tables, night stands, queen size sheets and living-room chairs. Call Mary, 608-782-0710, ext. 220

* A grandma needs a table and chairs and a family needs a small TV. Call Laurie, 608-785-6064

* A woman needs a two wheel walker without a seat. A man needs clothes, including size 38x32 pants and shirt size XL-2X. A young woman would benefit from a computer and printer. Call Eleanor, 608-785-6063

* A woman needs a refrigerator sized for an apartment. Call Cindy, 608-785-6335

* A woman with disabilities is moving out of a nursing home needs a recliner, lamps, a table and chairs, a dresser, an end table, kitchenware and bath and kitchen towels. Call Nicole, 608-785-5575

* A man with a mental health diagnosis needs a computer. Call Bob, 608-785-6111

* A young woman with autism would benefit from a treadmill. Call Michael, 608-785-6203

* A parent with two children need a washing machine. Call Sarah, 608-785-6224

* The Coulee Region Humane Society is in need of dry kitten food, synthetic cat hormone, pig ears for dogs, rabbit pellet food, plastic critter keepers, carefresh small animal bedding, bleach, white copy paper, pet store gift cards and volunteers. Call CRHS, 608-781-4014

* 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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