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Help Sandy Victims at Farmington Hills Holiday Lights Event

In addition to a sing-along and a visit with Santa, you can donate non-perishable foods, toiletries, cleaning supplies and more.

Get into the holiday spirit and help the victims of Superstorm Sandy on Tuesday, during the City of Farmington Hills 20th Annual Holiday Lights ceremony, held at Fire Station #5 on the city's municipal campus at 11 Mile and Orchard Lake Roads. 

During the 6:30 p.m. event, city officials will flip the switch on a 20-foot candle, which represents the community's commitment to peace and unity. After the ceremony, Santa arrives at Fire Station #5, and refreshments will be served. The Farmington Hills Youth Choir will lead a community sing-along; other participants include Miss Farmington Elena Pavlicas and her court, and Farmington-Farmington Hills District Girl Scouts.

To help those affected by Superstorm Sandy, bring any of the following:

  • Non-perishable food such as cereal, crackers, canned soups and ravioli, powdered milk, water, peanut butter, jelly, canned tuna or canned chicken 
  • Cleaning supplies  
  • Toiletries such as shampoo, soap, toilet paper, toothpaste and toothbrushes, deodorant, and razors for both men and women  
  • New and gently used clothing, blankets, towels, socks, underwear  
  • Can openers  
  • Plastic plates, utensils, and garbage bags  
  • Baby items such as baby cereal, diapers, wipes and formula    

Source: City of Farmington Hills press release

Cathy O'Rourke November 27, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Please dress warm the ceremony is outside. Santa will move inside for visits and snacks.
Michael Ritenour November 27, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Not to put a damper on the event (which I applaud), but I've heard several recent reports and stories by and about charities in the NY-NJ area to the effect that they need money, not goods or food. It's a burden on their resources to sort and distribute such items, whereas they can use the money to make pointed purchases at each location, or to take advantage of their large-scale purchasing power to obtain deep discounts. Donors should contribute cash whenever possible.

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