While the holiday season is a great time to buy gifts for your friends and loved ones, it's also a great time to give back to your community.

The Police Emerald Society along with our friends at Mahoney's Irish Pub in Poughkeepsie are holding a drive for the Ronald McDonald House. They're currently collecting items to stock the Ronald McDonald House pantry for the busy holiday season. They're looking for household items more than toys and food. Here is what you can donate to help them along:

Laundry Detergent
Dish soap

Dishwasher detergent

Lysol wipes

Soft soap

Swifter products

Aluminum foil

Saran Wrap

Zip lock bags-all sizes


Toilet paper

Paper towels

batteries- 9volt and AA

Silicone cutting boards

Disposable aluminum trays

Dish towels


Personal grooming supplies 



Shave cream





Granola bars

Fruit snacks

Small bags chips/pretzels/nuts/snacks/candies

Pringles cereals

Apples sauce cups

Fruit cups

Slim Jim

If you have the time to donate, you  may drop the items off at Mahoney's (35 Main St, Poughkeepsie) on December 6th from 5pm to 8pm. And thanks to Emmett Woods and the staff at Mahoney's everyone that donates during those times will receive a free pint!

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