B'ville: PEACE works for the community

PEACE also has a section of the building devoted to the "Treasure-Go-Round." There are items, such as clothes, shoes, household items like refrigerators and microwaves, which are all free of charge and donated by the community. This is much like the Salvation Army or Rescue Mission except the items are free -- there is no cash register. As the saying goes one persons trash is another person's treasure.

Located in the "Kidz Rule" section, there are five computers, all hooked up to the Internet, and available for the community to use free of charge. There is also a fax machine and copier available.

Some other programs and services that the center offers are "you're hired" job literacy training, employment counseling and resume preparation, free internal revenue service via e-filing income tax return service, which runs from Feb. 1 through April 15, Child Health Plus and Family Health Plus Facilitated enrollment site, fresh bread giveaway from Panera Bread on Thursdays, and applications for assistance such as food stamps, public assistance, family court, social security and Medicaid.

The center right now has between 20 and 30 volunteers, and anyone is able to help out. This is a good way for seniors in high school to earn their community service hours. A little help goes a long way.

Your generous donations of time, money and/or goods and services make it possible for PEACE Inc to continue to work towards improving the lives of many families in the Baldwinsville community and Onondaga County. If you wish to donate, some items that the center would love to receive are baby diapers, canned goods, cleaning supplies, shampoos, lotions, first aid supplies, wrapping paper, just to name a few. If you would like more information about PEACE visit peace-caa.org or call their office at 638-1051.

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