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Cold-weather donations to help kids

News Photo by Julie Riddle Pam Richardson, right, president of Star Staffing in Alpena, hangs gloves on a donation tree at the business on Tuesday with the help of Human Relations Manager Holly Miller.

ALPENA — Star Staffing wants your stuff.

As it has for the past five years, the Alpena company that connects employers to employees is now connecting donated mittens, hats, scarves, boots, and other winter gear to local children who need them.

The business will collect donations through Dec. 8, after which items will be presented to the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency for as-needed delivery to children throughout the winter.

Every kid needs to have warm hands and feet, and some parents can’t provide those items — but the community can help fix that problem, said Star Staffing President Pam Richardson.

Clubs, businesses, and individuals have already pitched in and given many items, but the business will happily accept more, Richardson said.

“Absolutely,” she said. “Do you know how many kids there are?”

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