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UPDATED 11/23/13 For 28 years, the Observer has been working with charities in our region to determine their needs and then publishing those during the holiday season. This year's annual Giving Guide includes the needs of more than 300 organizations from 10 counties.

The database allows you to search for agencies by zip code, county, category or by items an agency is seeking. For example, if you have a TV to donate, you can find out which agencies near you might want it.

Agencies: Click here to enter information for the Observer's Giving Guide

Ever want to give a kid his first bicycle? Or put a smile on a child's face on Christmas morning? The Observer's Empty Stock Fund is for you. It is the newspaper's yearly drive to support the Salvation Army's Christmas Bureau. To contribute, go to the Empty Stocking Fund donation page or send checks to: The Empty Stocking Fund, P.O. Box 37269, Charlotte NC 28237-7269. To arrange a toy drive or volunteer at the Christmas Bureau, call 704-716-2643.

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