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While you’re doing your holiday shopping, some local nonprofits are hoping you’ll pick up a few gifts for people you don’t know. The non-profit Atlantic Institute organizes the collection called Share the Warmth. Items are collected for the Triune Mercy Center in Greenville and the Soup Kitchen in Spartanburg. Both non-profit organizations help the homeless and people in need. Atlantic Institute program manager Christina Bell said hand warmers, gloves, socks, hats or beanies and earmuffs are needed to help people stay warm. Bell said there are multiple drop off locations. Bell said the Triune Mercy Center’s greatest need was for Hot Hands hand warmers and gloves. She said Spartanburg’s soup kitchen’s biggest need was socks. “I think a lot of these organizations over the last year or so have been kind of forgotten when you’re not out and you’re not doing anything and you’re not volunteering. When you can’t go out , you’re nice to forget that there are needs in the community and you forget that there are people who are suffering more than you, ”said Bell. , 2nd floor, Taylors (closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday )Upstate International: 9 S. Memminger St., Greenville First Christian Church: 704 Edwards Road, Greenville Furman University: Trone Student Center Spartanburg Soup Kitchen items can be dropped off beginning Friday, November 5 at: University of South Carolina Upstate Library800 University WaySpartanburg, South Carolina 29303For more information, contact Christina Bell at [email protected]

While you’re doing your holiday shopping, some local nonprofits are hoping you’ll pick up a few gifts for people you don’t know.

The non-profit Atlantic Institute organizes the collection called Share the Warmth. Items are collected for the Triune Mercy Center in Greenville and the Soup Kitchen in Spartanburg. Both non-profit organizations help the homeless and people in need.

Atlantic Institute program manager Christina Bell said hand warmers, gloves, socks, hats or beanies and earmuffs are needed to help people stay warm. Bell said there are multiple drop off locations.

Bell said the Triune Mercy Center’s greatest need was for Hot Hands hand warmers and gloves. She said Spartanburg’s soup kitchen’s biggest need was socks.

“I think a lot of these organizations over the last year or so have been kind of forgotten when you’re not out and you’re not doing anything and you’re not volunteering. When you can’t go out , you’re nice to forget that there are needs in the community and you forget that there are people who are hurting more than you are,” Bell said.

Items for the Triune Mercy Center can be dropped off at:

Mad Smash Rage Room: 250 Mill St., 2nd Floor, Taylors (closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

Upstate International: 9 S. Memminger St., Greenville

First Christian Church: 704 Edwards Road, Greenville

Furman University: Trone Student Center

Items for the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen can be dropped off beginning Friday, November 5 at:

University of South Carolina Northern Library

800 University Road

Spartanburg, SC 29303

For more information, contact Christina Bell at [email protected]