Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Community Advancement of Norfolk {C.A.N.}

Community Advancement of Norfolk has announced a new campaign collecting bulbs for baskets. Read below to learn more about the program and where you can donate.

New Norfolk Grassroots Organization Announces “Bulb for a Basket Campaign”

Donate household items to help homeless families and receive an energy- efficient light bulb for your generosity!

Community Advancement of Norfolk (C.A.N.), a new grassroots organization comprised of Norfolk residents, will be collecting household and non-perishable food items, to benefit ForKids, a Norfolk agency serving homeless families.

From 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, January 17 and Saturday, January 24 in Norfolk at the following locations:
  • Five Points Community Farm Market on 25th and Church Street
  • Yorgo’s Bagels at 2123 Colonial Avenue
  • Yorgo’s Bagels at 215 East Plume Street
Everyone donating a “basket” (or any other container of items) will receive an energy-efficient light bulb. Paper goods, toiletries, supplies for school, office, laundry, and first aid are needed. Go to to see a more detailed list of suggested items.

Inspired by Colin Powell’s call for a national day of service, this event is the first project for Community Advancement of Norfolk (C.A.N.), a non-partisan, grassroots organization of Norfolk citizens devoted to helping the Norfolk community.

For more information on the project or how you can get involved with C.A.N., visit or contact Patrick Austin at 757-889-1339.

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