Buccieri’s Gems & Jewelry, a local business, is conducting its 13th annual collection of holiday gifts for Strengthen Our Sisters (SOS). The nonprofit shelter serves homeless or battered women and their dependent children.

New, unwrapped gift suggestions for younger children at SOS include infant clothing, diapers, pajamas, games, coloring books, crayons, and toys. Older children would appreciate art supplies, clothing, pajamas, and hygiene products such as body wash, perfume, and cologne. Winter items – hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves – are welcome for all ages.

The shelter is also in need of new twin sheets, blankets, pillows, bath towels, and washcloths. Wrapping paper, gift bags, labels, and tape are welcome so that gifts can be presented festively to the women and children.

Donors are welcome to bring contributions through December 20 to Buccieri’s Gems & Jewelry (5669 Berkshire Valley Road, Oak Ridge). All gifts will be given to the shelter on December 21 and distributed as needed during the holiday season. For additional information, call Kathy or Matt at 973-208-6880.

Strengthen Our Sisters is dedicated to helping women and children in northern New Jersey restore balance and harmony to their lives. It provides a safe, supportive shelter in addition to counseling, child care, children’s workshops, support groups, parenting programs, and employment development programs.

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