Dr. Sanford Schwartz and his dental staff are collecting items for Metropolitan Ministries. Through Friday, December 23, bring your food items and unwrapped toys to the office, located at 787 West Lumsden Rd. in Brandon. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Requested items are boxed cereal, yams, beans, canned fruit, crib and stroller toys, make-up, jewelry, watches, sports clothing or hats.

For more information, call 684-7888.

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