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Americorps raising money for needy in Sunnyside

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SUNNYSIDE--The Sunnyside Freeze-A-Thon is warming up.

Saturday marked the second day for collections at the Sunnyside Wal-Mart.

Organized by Americorps and the Opportunities Industrialization Committee, volunteers have been out collecting donations since 1:00 p.m. Friday.

The goal is to get enough donations of food, clothing, toys and more to give to local families in need.

"[We want] books, stuffed animals, money, anything," volunteer Jazmine Hart said.  "It doesn't matter as long as we can give it to families that need it."

The Freeze-A-Thon goes until 9:00 a.m. Sunday, December 20.  Donations can be dropped off at the Sunnyside Wal-Mart.