Traverse City — The Goodwill Community Holiday Needs program is preparing to brighten the holidays for area needy children and homeless individuals.
The program allows participating families to "shop" for both gift items and necessities in a temporary store stocked with merchandise that has been purchased or donated specifically for the program. Volunteers help guide them through the process, allowing them to select appropriate gifts for their children.
Goodwill also is partnering with Toys for Tots and the Department of Human Services to make sure that no child or homeless individual is left out at the holidays.
The community can help by buying an extra gift while shopping from Goodwill's wish list or making a financial gift to the program. New unwrapped gifts will be collected through Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Traverse City Goodwill Store, 2279 S. Airport Rd.; and through Monday, Dec. 10, at the Suttons Bay Radio Shack, 325 N. Saint Joseph St.
For details or to make an online donation visit www.goodwillnmi.org/holidayneeds. Mail donations to: Goodwill Holiday Needs, 2279 S. Airport Rd. W., Traverse City, MI 49684.
Flu shots offered
Traverse City — Bayside Docs Urgent Care is offering flu shots for $15 in conjunction with the Health Department and Munson Medical Center's goal of 100 percent vaccination.
Bayside Docs is located at 401 Munson Ave. and is open seven days a week. For details, call 933-9150.
Stroke club meets
Traverse City — The Grand Traverse Bay Area Stroke Club will celebrate the season at its Wednesday, Dec. 12, meeting.
The group will meet from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church of Traverse City, 701 Westminster Road. There will be a potluck and a Bingo gift-exchange party.
For details, call Melinda Hollands or Angela Leete, 935-6380.
Traverse City — Northwestern Michigan College has received a $3,300 grant from the Community Foundation Northwest Michigan Osteopathic Endowment.