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Brayton Purcell Organizes Canned Food Drive for NHNC's Holiday Share Program

Brayton Purcell Supports the Novato Human Needs Center this Holiday Season

Novato, CA - November 20, 2007 - Brayton Purcell plans to bring holiday cheer to parents and children this season by continuing its long-term support of the Novato Human Needs Center (NHNC), a local nonprofit group that helps low-income families in times of crisis and assists them in achieving self-sufficiency. Founded in 1972, the NHNC provides emergency food, clothing and housing assistance, counseling, transportation and employment services, and information and referral. The community-based organization assists almost 4,000 residents each year.

In the spirit of holiday giving, Brayton Purcell has organized a canned food drive in November as part of NHNC's Holiday Share Program, a program that provides low-income families with holiday food. Brayton Purcell is collecting canned fruits and vegetables, potatoes, yams, soup, gravy, stuffing mix, and more. More than 500 families will receive food for the holidays. Besides collecting food, Brayton Purcell is actively raising money through individual cash contributions to the NHNC. The firm will match the monetary donations of its employees.

Brayton Purcell will continue the canned food drive in December for the NHNC, and decorate an "angel tree," a Christmas tree decked with paper stars with wishes written on them by families in need. Employees will take a star and grant that wish to someone! Also, Brayton Purcell volunteers plan to spend a wintry afternoon at the NHNC's "Children's Shopping Day," a special event where volunteers help a child pick out the "perfect gift" for mom and dad from a gift store. Children also enjoy a visit with Santa Claus, receive teddy bears and have milk and cookies with mom and dad! This heart warming event is on December 8th from 12:30 (registration time) to 4:30. If you would like to make a donation or volunteer for NHNC, e-mail or visit Novato Human Needs Center website.

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