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Donate Blood, Save Lives

Total Framing, at 9528 Main St. in Fairfax, will hold its second annual blood drive in honor of Owen Wicks (the son of a Clifton Elementary alumnus) and Ryan Dillon (whose father was a former Clifton Elementary P.E. teacher). Both lost their battles with Osteosarcoma earlier this year, but this blood drive is to honor their memories and help others batting cancer and other diseases and conditions requiring transfusions.

The drive is set for Saturday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Inova Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot of the turnpike Shopping Center in Fairfax. To register, visit www.inova.org/donateblood, click on “schedule a donation,” then click on “donate blood” and use sponsor code 7848. Or contact Terri Price at 703-426-0660 or at terri@totalframing.biz.

A photo ID is required, and all donors will receive a goodie bag full of surprises. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Since blood donations drop dramatically during the holidays, the need is critical during this time of year.

Toy and Food Drive

To brighten the holiday season for area families in need, the Democratic Women of Clifton (DWC) will once again be taking donations for the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Toy Drive, plus grocery-store gift cards for Our Daily Bread.

Anyone who wants to help may drop off these items during the DWC’s Sunday, Nov. 18, meeting from 3-5 p.m., in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton. For more information, e-mail cliftonwomendems@aol.com or visit www.democraticwomenofclifton.org.