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Denton County Friends of the Family is seeking donations for holiday meal baskets by Friday. Approximate cost of a basket is $40 to $50, and donors can provide all or part of a basket. For a list of needed items, visit . Grocery store gift cards will be accepted. Bring donations to 4845 S. I-35E, Suite 200, in Corinth. Call 940-387-5131, ext. 104, or e-mail .

The Denton County MHMR Center is seeking donations for its Holiday Helping Hands program. Wish lists for clients in need are available at 2519 Scripture St. Wrapped gifts, gift cards or monetary donations are needed by Dec. 10. For more information or to obtain a wish list, contact Lisa Sorensen at 940-565-5282 or . Checks payable to Denton County MHMR Center may be sent to P.O. Box 2346, Denton, TX 76202, Attn: Lisa Sorensen.

Denton County Toy Store, a nonprofit organization serving children of qualified families, will collect donations during the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 30, at the southeast corner of the Square, and at several drop-off locations prior to the festival. Visit .

Denton High School’s class of 2014 officers are sponsoring a walkathon at 3:15 p.m. Friday benefiting the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. Students are asked to purchase a donation card for $5 to participate, with those acquiring $25 or more in pledges receiving a T-shirt. To donate, contact Janis Wohlgemuth, English teacher and junior class sponsor, at 940-369-2000 or .

The Denton Police Officers’ Association is accepting donations for “Shop With a Cop.” The program, with Interfaith Ministries of Denton, allows children to go shopping with police department officers and employees. Tax-deductible donations can be made at DATCU to “Denton Shop With a Cop,” or by mail to the Denton Police Officers’ Association, P.O. Box 51103, Denton, TX76206. Call 940-349-7932.

The Salvation Army Angel Tree is at Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. I-35E, and other locations through Dec. 9. The program collects Christmas gifts for children and seniors in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, including Denton County. Visit .

To tell us about your fundraising event or nonprofit organization, visit  and click on “Let Us Know” for our online forms; e-mail to ; fax to 940-566-6888; or mail to Page 2 Calendar, Denton Record-Chronicle, 314 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201.