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posted: 11/9/2012 7:49 AM

Barrington businesses coordinate Sandy relief effort

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Two Barrington businesses are teaming up for a communitywide effort to collect and ship needed items to those most adversely affected by Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and New York.

The Main Event of Barrington, Ltd. and Barrington Print & Copy will be using the vacant Windfall Enterprises warehouse at 202 James St. in Barrington as the collection point for donations through Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Trucking to the New Jersey and New York areas is being donated by Coyote Logistics in Highland Park.

Business owners Eileen Dishong of The Main Event of Barrington and Cyndi Zurawski of Barrington Print & Copy are asking that donations be brought to the warehouse between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. For donations that can only be made outside of these hours, call (847) 921-3866 to make arrangements.

The list of needed items, in alphabetical order, includes batteries (sizes A, AA, AAA, C and D); baby clothes, food and formula; blankets; body and face wash; boots for adults and children; bottled and canned beverages; candles; new or gently used mobile phones; new children's toys; canned goods; coats or jackets for children and adults; deodorant; disposable diapers; dog and cat food; first-aid kits; hats, gloves and scarves; light bulbs in boxes; generators; gas cans and containers; gas cards; gift cards; nonperishable foodstuffs; packaged underwear and socks; powdered drinks; phone cards; playing cards and other items to help pass time; reading glasses of all levels; shaving cream; sheets; tea or coffee; toothbrushes and toothpaste; towels; Tylenol, Advil or similar pain relievers; water by the case; and winter clothing.

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