Community Extra: Opportunities

Buy: Music album benefits shelter

A group of students, staff and alumni at Trinity Lutheran College has recorded a Christmas album, with proceeds benefiting the Interfaith Family Homeless Shelter in Everett.

Albums are for sale for $5 at Major League Pizza and Silver Cup Coffee, both on Colby Avenue in downtown Everett, and at Cafe Zippy across the street from the Trinity Lutheran campus on Wetmore Avenue near California Street.

The album can be listened to and purchased online at http://viscom.bandcamp.com; it also is available on iTunes.

Songs recorded include “In the Bleak Midwinter,” “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” “Away in a Manger,” “Silent Night,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Joy to the World.”

Listen: Story times for special needs

Families are invited to Saturday Stories at the Snohomish Library, a story time specifically designed for children with special needs.

Saturday Stories is planned for developmental ages 3 to 6, although all children are welcome to attend with an adult.

The side door to the library will be open at 8:50 a.m. for participating families; story time starts at 9 a.m. the event is supported by the Friends of the Snohomish Library.

More info: Mechelle at 360-568-2898.

Recycle: Scouts earn money by recycling trees

Several area Boy Scouts troops recycle Christmas trees as fundraisers.

Scouts with Troop 61 of Mountlake Terrace will be at the following locations from 12-4 p.m. Jan. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 5 and 12-4 p.m. Jan. 6:

•Roger’s Market, 23120 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace.

Albertsons, 4301 212th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace.

Safeway, 23632 Highway 99, Edmonds.

All decorations and tinsel must be removed. Flocked trees are not accepted and must be disposed of as garbage.

The suggested donation is $10.

Give: Mission needs are year-round

One of the key gifts on the Everett Gospel Mission’s Angel Tree this year were gift cards. But Christmas isn’t the only time the mission, which serves homeless men and families in Snohomish County, can use the cards.

All through the year are birthdays, babies born and other needs that gift cards assist with.

Other year-round donation needs include diapers, razors for shaving, coffee and more. Volunteers are welcome, too.

More info: www.egmission.org or call 425-740-2500.

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