Dear Sun Spots: I am writing to make a request for a kitchen table, baby swings, baby clothes, couch and three twin beds. I am a single mother. I have twin girls who are 2½ months old. I also have an 8-year-old and 4-year-old girls, too. I may be reached at 782-5186. Thank to to any readers who may be able to assist here. – Sara Runnion-Bare Ford, No Town.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, you might consider contacting Trinity Episcopal Church. They are open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

You might also consider the Court Street Baptist Church, 129 Court St., Auburn, 784-6661. They take donations of good used clothes and give them away free. They are open Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and have clothes for babies, children, teens, men and women. They have coats, jackets, skirts, slacks and more.

In addition, you might also consider contacting the following to see if they might be able to assist you and your family during these difficult times:

Hope Haven Gospel Mission, Lewiston, 783-6086; St. Martin De Porres Residence, Lewiston, 786-4690; Salvation Army, Lewiston, 783-0801; Trinity Jubilee Center, Lewiston, 782-5700; Sisters of Charity Food Pantry, Lewiston, 786-4909; Good Shepherd Food-Bank, Auburn, 782-3554; High Street Congregational Church Food Pantry, Auburn, 783-0714; Seventh-day Adventist Church Pantry, Auburn, 784-0861; Court Street Baptist Church Pantry, Auburn, 784-6661; St. Louis Church Food Pantry, Auburn, 784-9087.

You might also check with the Women Infant Children (WIC) program. It’s a wonderful program. Sun Spots availed of it during some trying times when her daughter was an infant. It helped a lot in both providing food as well as nutrition tips, recipes and other support. The program provides healthy foods like milk, cheese, eggs, fruit juice, iron-fortified cereal, peanut butter or dried beans. In the summer the program also provides vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables from Maine farmers. Contact the WIC Nutrition Program, 263 Water St., Augusta, 621-6202, 888-942-6333.

Dear Sun Spots: Each year the Bethel Historical Society holds its annual St. Never’s Day sale to raise funds for society operations. This year it will be held on from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 26, under the tent at Mason and Broad streets.

We need items for our sale and are hoping column readers will be able to assist us.

Items other than clothing, computers and computer equipment will be most welcome. They should be in good condition and may be left on the back porch of the O’Neil Robinson House at 10 Broad St. in Bethel or on the side porch of Stan Howe’s house at 18 Broad St., Bethel. Anyone requesting a pickup of items should call the society office at 824-2908, or 800-824-2910 to make arrangements. Tables are available to rent for those wishing to join the sale and can be secured by calling the above numbers. Thank you Sun Spots and column readers. Here’s to a wonderful annual 2007 St. Never’s Day sale! Don’t forget to drop off or arrange for pickups. We’ll be looking forward to your donations. Come buy and spend to your heart’s content! – Stan Howe, Bethel Society, Bethel.

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