Ways to give: How to help groups working for the community
Arlington Kids' Kloset, 135 S. French St., Box C, Arlington, WA 98223, needs new or gently used clothing and coats in sizes for kids from age 4 through the teens. Needs include new shoes, pajamas, socks, underwear, gloves, scarves and hats, personal hygiene products and books. Preschool through high school students in the Arlington, Lakewood and Darrington school districts who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches are provided with school wardrobes free of charge twice yearly by the organization. Volunteers are needed. More information: 360-435-4875, www.arlingtonkidskloset.com.
Assistance League of Everett, 5107 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98203, needs gift cards from local retailers for Operation School Bell, which provides new clothing for kids in need from 14 school districts in Snohomish County. Assistance League runs a thrift store and provides financial aid to graduating high school seniors and Everett Community College students. Monetary donations are also accepted. More information: Call 425-252-3011, email contact@assistance leagueofeverett.org or go to www.assistanceleagueofeverett.org.
Binky Patrol, which meets in a private home in Marysville, provides quilts and afghans to Snohomish County infants and children who need comfort. Volunteer knitters, quilters and crocheters are needed, as well as donations of fabric, batting, thread or money to buy sewing supplies. More information: call Ernalee Munday at 360-659-7198.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County has clubs in Arlington, Edmonds, Everett (four clubs), Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Monroe, Mukilteo, Snohomish, Sultan, Tulalip, plus Coupeville, Kingston and Oak Harbor in Island County. Needed are gift cards, mittens, socks, hats, toys, personal hygiene products and healthy snacks. Donations can be dropped off at the club's administrative office, 9502 19th Ave. SE, Suite F, Everett, WA 98208. To volunteer or learn more, go to www.bgcsc.org.
Clothes For Kids, 16725 52nd Ave. W., Unit B, Lynnwood, WA 98037, expects to serve more than 4,500 Snohomish County students in need this year by providing free quality wardrobes and other resources. Needed are financial contributions, new or gently used children's clothing and shoes appropriate for school, and new underwear, socks and toothbrushes and unopened toiletries. For additional information and the hours to drop off donations, go to www.clothesforkids.org or call 425-741-6500.
Cocoon House, 2929 Pine St., Everett, WA 98201, provides shelter, transitional housing and support services to homeless and at-risk teens. The nonprofit organization needs cash donations; gift cards from Target, Fred Meyer, restaurants, coffee shops and barber shops and hair salons; movie passes; bus passes; sleeping bags; boys shoes of all sizes and types; backpacks; hooded sweatshirts; hand warmers; MP3 players and earbuds; hair dryers; metal water bottles; sunglasses; umbrellas; alarm clocks; wallets; pajamas; new socks (both full-length and ankle socks); new underwear; twin sheets; towels. For more information, call Chelsea Monroe at 425-259-3342, ext. 110, or email email@example.com.
Davis Place Teen Center is an after-school destination for teens in Stanwood and on Camano Island. Teens receive a healthy meal, homework help and a chance to socialize with friends. Volunteers are needed to teach art and music classes and supervise activities. To volunteer, call 360-629-5257. Donations to support teen programs can be mailed to the Community Resources Foundation, P.O. Box 935, Stanwood, WA 98292. More information: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center, 1509 California St., Everett, WA 98201, relies on financial donations from the community to bring help and healing to abused children and their families. More information: 425-388-7497 or www.dawsonplace.org.
The Everett Public Schools Foundation provides community support to strengthen academic achievement in Everett public schools. This includes classroom grants, tuition support for summer school credit recovery and all-day kindergarten tuition support. Send donations to Everett Public Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 3112, Everett, WA 98213. More information: www.epsfoundation.org.
Hand in Hand of Everett provides children with a safe, transitional place while they await foster care placement. Needed are cash donations, gift cards to local retailers, non-perishable food, and pajamas, socks and underwear for kids from birth to age 12. More information: 425-374-2461; www.handinhandkids.org.
Kloz 4 Kidz offers free clothing and shoes to children of Marysville-area families in need. The organization is at the United Methodist Church, 5600 64th St. NE, Marysville. For an appointment, call 360-658-1021. Needed are donations of clean, new or gently used clothing for children from preschool through high school. Financial assistance also is requested for new underwear and socks. More information: www.marysvilleumc.org/kloz4kids.shtml.
Matthew House, 16207 177th Ave. SE, Monroe, is an ecumenical hospitality house for children who have parents in prison. It provides food, clothing, transportation and support to families. To donate, send checks to P.O. Box 201, Monroe, WA 98272. Canned food is also accepted. More information: Call 360-794-8720 or go to www.matthewhousemonroe.org.
Mukilteo Schools Foundation supports students with classroom grants, scholarships and programs that enrich the education of students. Donations can be sent to Mukilteo Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 753, Mukilteo, WA 98275. More information: www.mukilteo schoolsfoundation.org.
Project Linus, 5023 10th Place W., Everett, WA 98203. Snohomish County chapter volunteers provide quilts, fleece blankets and afghans for seriously ill or traumatized children in Snohomish County. Needed are new, homemade, quilted or tied, knitted or crocheted, machine-washable blankets. Volunteers are needed to donate time at work parties or Make-a-Blanket days. Donations of batting, fabric, thread, yarn, sewing notions, sewing machines and cash are needed. Donations can be dropped off at Pacific Fabrics, 10203 Evergreen Way, Everett; Needle & I, 4727 Evergreen Way, Everett; or Countryside Sewing and Vacuum, 14961 Chain Lake Road, Monroe. More information: 425-252-4524; www.projectlinus.org.
Young Life Lynnwood Terrace, P.O. Box 3381, Lynnwood, WA 98046, provides mentors and a safe, fun environment for middle school, high school and college students. The group also provides food and resources, especially for teen moms, kids with special needs and those from the alternative school environment. Needed are financial donations, food, gift cards and office supplies, as well as adult Christian volunteers. More information: www.LynnwoodTerrace.YoungLife.org or 425-478-7104.
Bethany of the Northwest Foundation, 916 Pacific Ave., 4th Floor, Everett, WA 98201, is a nonprofit organization that for 83 years has provided care and skilled nursing and rehabilitation services for elderly and disabled people. Donations made to the Dignity Project will address the most pressing needs at Bethany's three facilities, including new rehabilitation equipment, carpeting and other items to improve residents' quality of life. Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 5128, Everett, WA 98206, or by contacting foundation director Ken Hammond at 425-551-6403.
Catholic Community Services, 1918 Everett Ave., Everett, WA 98201, provides veterans services, housing, foster care, layette services for expectant and new mothers, and mental health and supportive case management services to vulnerable populations. Needed are housewares, towels, bedding and cleaning supplies, as well as financial donations and grocery, clothing and gas gift cards. More information: 425-257-2111; www.ccsww.org.
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, P.O. Box 7, Everett, WA 98206, provides services to victims of domestic violence and their children, including a 24-hour crisis hotline, confidential emergency shelter, supportive housing, legal advocacy, advocacy-based support groups and children's programs. The organization's New & Again Thrift Shoppe, 3116 Rucker Ave., Everett, provides free clothing, furniture and household items to clients and their children. Volunteer opportunities and a list of needed items are available at www.dvs-snoco.org, although the shelter always has a need for new white towels and full-size toiletries. More information: 425-259-2827, ext. 1024.
Everett Public Library staff are collecting school supplies for students for the Everett Public Schools Foundation and Mukilteo Schools Foundation. Donation bins with a list of needed supplies are located at both the main library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., and the Evergreen branch library, 9512 Evergreen Way. More information: 425-257-7686.
Everett Gospel Mission offers emergency shelter and services that meet basic needs. Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 423, Everett, WA 98206. Other donations can be dropped off at the women's shelter. More information: www.egmission.org, call 425-740-2506.
Evergreen Manor, 2601 Summit Ave., Everett, WA 98201, is a chemical dependency treatment organization providing housing and addiction recovery services for low-income pregnant women, mothers with young children, and men. More information: www.evergreenmanor.org, call 425-258-2407.
Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County, 2321 Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA 98201, relies on volunteers and cash donations. The organization seeks skilled construction volunteers willing to teach others, as well as donated furniture, appliances, construction materials and tools such as power washers, pruning shears, gutter scoops, lawn mowers, chain saws, ladders, cordless drills and fire extinguishers. The organization also operates a thrift store, the Habitat Store, at 2302 Broadway. Volunteer or donate online at www.habitatsnohomish.org, or call 425-258-6289.
Housing Hope provides affordable housing and supportive services for low-income and homeless families in Snohomish County and on Camano Island. Donations can be dropped off at 5908 Evergreen Way, Everett. Needed are gift cards for groceries, kitchen, bath and laundry supplies, and essentials for babies and toddlers. A wish list of specific needs is at www.housinghope.org or call 425-347-6556.
Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington, P.O. Box 12824, Everett, WA 98206, provides emergency housing and other programs for homeless and low-income families. Needed are gas cards, grocery cards, and small household items like cutlery, dishes and bowls as families move out of the shelter. Volunteers are also needed for a variety of tasks. More information: 425-252-6672 or www.interfaithwa.org.
Lake Stevens Family Center, a program of Lutheran Community Services Northwest, helps individuals and families with support, resources and advocacy. Call 425-397-7433 to donate. More information: www.lakestevens familycenter.org.
Next Step Pregnancy Services, 17602 Highway 99, Suite 170, Lynnwood, WA 98037, helps single mothers and low-income families. Needed are diapers, baby wipes, baby clothes, blankets, booties and bibs. More information: 425-329-4569; www.nextstepnw.com.
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Snohomish County, 4310 Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA 98203, provides free assistance to single moms and low-income families with pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, baby clothes, baby wipes and diapers, and childbirth and baby care classes. The center has been serving the greater Everett community for 30 years, with more than 1,400 visitors a year to the Baby Boutique. For information on how to help, call 425-339-2175 or go to www.PRCpartners.org.
Salvation Army of Snohomish County, 2525 Rucker Ave., Everett, WA 98201, is in need of donations of non-perishable food items for its food bank and to complement its holiday meals. It also accepts monetary donations. To arrange for a truck to pick up donations, call 800-SATruck (800-728-7825). More information: 425-259-8129.
Sky Valley Family and Community Resource Center, 701 First St./P.O. Box 268, Sultan, WA 98294, operated by Volunteers of America, needs cash and non-perishable food items for its food bank and the senior center, or just monetary donations for Sky Valley Services, which provides various services for families in need. Volunteer drivers are needed for the food bank and volunteers are also needed for cooking and serving at the senior center and answering phones at front desk. More information: 360-793-2400; www.voaww.org/Get-Help/Skykomish-Valley-Services/Community-Resources.
South Everett Neighborhood Center and Familias Unidas, 215 W. Mukilteo Blvd. Everett, WA. 98203, are family support centers of Lutheran Community Services Northwest. Needs include volunteers, non-perishable food, cash donations, new jackets, winter clothing, school supplies and office supplies. More information: 425-355-6005, www.senc.familias unidaseverett.com or email Juanita at email@example.com.
Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center, 9612 271st NW Stanwood, met the needs of more than 6,000 people in the local community this year. Services offered include emergency funds to prevent eviction and the disconnection of essential services as well as free English, parenting and family budgeting classes. A mobile dental clinic provides care to low-income adults. Morgan's Tales Used Bookstore provides job training for teens and young adults with disabilities. Donations to support programs can be mailed to the Community Resources Foundation, P.O. Box 935, Stanwood, WA 98292. More information: www.stanwoodcamanoresources.org, 360-629-5257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victim Support Services, P.O. Box 1949, Everett, WA 98206, provides limited emergency financial assistance to crime victims who need gas, grocery or hardware store gift cards. Call 800-346-7555 or 425-252-6081. To learn more about services and other ways to help, go to www.victimsupportservices.org.
American Red Cross, Snohomish County Chapter, 2530 Lombard Ave., Everett, WA 98201. The Red Cross provides shelter, food and additional immediate emergency assistance to victims of house fires, floods and other disasters. It offers health and safety courses and assists the armed forces and their families. The organization makes use of volunteers for a variety of needs, and also accepts financial donations. For more information, visit www.redcross.org/snoco. To volunteer, call 425-740-2327.
Annie's Kitchen provides a free community dinner every Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Ave. W., Edmonds, WA 98026. People are needed to help prepare the dinner and pick up donations. More information: 425-744-8090 or annieskitchen.edmondslutheran.org.
Hands Together provides weekly brown-bag lunches at the Arlington Food Bank. Monetary donations can be sent to Hands Together c/o Arlington United Church, P.O. Box 266, Arlington, WA 98223. To volunteer, call 360-435-3259.
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Snohomish County, P.O. Box 12487, Everett, WA 98206, is a grassroots organization dedicated to providing support, education and advocacy to improve the lives of people with severe mental illnesses and their families. More information or to make a financial donation: 425-339-3620 or www.namisnohomishcounty.org
Neighbors in Need at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, needs warm clothing for men, women and children, including boots, as well as peanut butter, canned tuna and other canned goods. Volunteers are needed. The program provides breakfast, showers, a nurse's care, haircuts, food and clothing each Saturday morning. More information: 425-778-2159 or neighbors-in-need.com.
Safe Harbor Free Clinic needs volunteer help from medical care providers and people able to help with data entry. The free clinic is open 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7209 265th St. NW, Suite 203, in Stanwood. Needed are volunteers, supplies, dinners for volunteers, and a slightly used ultrasound machine. To donate, call 425-870-7384 or go to www.safeharborfreeclinic.org.
Stanwood Therapeutic Riding, P.O Box 102, Stanwood, WA 98292, is a nonprofit agency serving Snohomish, Island and Skagit counties. It provides people with special needs the opportunity to ride and interact with horses. Saddles and donations toward horses' board, veterinary bills and rider scholarships are ongoing needs. Checks can be sent to P.O. Box 102, Stanwood, WA 98292. More information: Call 360-348-7425 or go to www.stanwoodtherapeutic riding.org.
Take the Next Step is a faith-based organization in Monroe that offers help to people in the Skykomish River valley. Provided are sack lunches, emergency gas cards, bus tickets, warm clothes, a computer lab, mentoring, a community dinner on Tuesdays, community classes, a teen parent group and after-school tutoring. Needed are volunteers to help children, warm clothes and cash donations. Send checks to 202 S. Sams St., Monroe, WA 98272. More information: 360-794-1022 or www.thenextstepmonroe.org.
Village Community Services, 3210 Smokey Point Drive, Suite 200, Arlington, WA 98223, provides residential and vocational services to Snohomish County adults with disabilities. Needed are used laptops, tablets and smartphones in excellent condition for use by adults who have little verbal ability. To donate, contact Michelle Dietz at email@example.com or 360-653-7752 ext. 14.
Volunteers of America Western Washington serves people in need with food, shelter, education, and support that goes beyond a temporary fix by creating sustainable change. During the winter months and holiday season, VOAWW relies heavily on the support of the community to help. Donations of food, toys, clothing and cash are needed. More information on how to give or volunteer: www.voaww.org or 425-259-3191.
St. Vincent de Paul, 6424 and 6430 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201, is a Catholic lay organization that assists low-income and disadvantaged residents of Snohomish County. The organization assists with rent, clothing, furniture and food. Volunteers make home visits to clients. More information: 425-513-6052.
United Way of Snohomish County, 3120 McDougall Ave., Suite 200, Everett, WA 98201, supports 106 programs at 40 nonprofits that provide education and health and human services. Snohomish County residents can give to the local community fund or find local volunteer opportunities by clicking on the “give” or “volunteer” buttons at www.uwsc.org. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Literacy Program at Edmonds Community College needs volunteer tutors to work with adults learning English, obtaining a high school equivalency degree or working through courses. More information: 425-640-1032.
Volunteer Literacy Program at Everett Community College, called “Lions for Literacy,” needs volunteer tutors and classroom assistants. The program supports adult learners in the pursuit of high school diplomas, GEDs and English language development. Call 425-388-9085 or www.everettcc.edu/learning.
YMCA of Snohomish County, 2720 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201, has branches in Everett, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe and Mukilteo and Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliates that focus on youth development, healthy living, social responsibility and strengthening communities. To donate, call 425-374-5769 or go to ymca-snoco.org/donate.
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Heartbeat: Serving Wounded Warriors, a statewide nonprofit organization based at P.O. Box 704 Snohomish, WA 98291, provides emergency assistance, therapeutic services and morale-building programs for wounded service members and their families. More information: 425-931-1047, www.heartbeatforwarriors.org or email@example.com.
Stanwood-Camano Hero Quilters provides quilts for the American Hero Quilts project. The quilts are given to wounded soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. People can help sew or donate money to American Hero Quilts, www.american heroquilts.com. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navy League of Everett is part of the Navy League of the United States. To make a donation, go to www.navyleague.org.
Wounded Warrior Project focuses on wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq. Financial donations are needed. More information: www.wounded warriorproject.org.
Fallen Hero Portrait Project needs monetary donations to keep the program going. Artist Mike Reagan gives free portraits to families of people who died serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. For more information, go to www.fallenheroesproject.org.
The Edmonds Community College Foundation supports students, faculty and staff at Edmonds Community College by providing scholarships and emergency funding for students, grants for college programs and advocacy for the college. Cash donations to support the foundation and scholarship awards for students with financial need can be mailed to Edmonds Community College, Snohomish Hall 314, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood, WA 98036. More information: 425-640-1274, www.edcc.edu/foundation or email@example.com.
Everett Community College Foundation, 2000 Tower St., Everett, WA 98201, provides scholarship support to students and financial resources to faculty and staff. Local business leaders, individuals and alumni can make a difference in the lives of students by contributing an investment of time, talent and financial means in support of academic excellence and student success. More information: 425-388-9555 or www.everettcc.edu/foundation.
Senior Services of Snohomish County, 11627 Airport Road, Suite B, Everett WA 98204-8714, is a nonprofit that provides nutrition, housing, transportation and information resources to 35,000 people each year. Cash donations are needed to help feed homebound seniors through Meals on Wheels. Donations can be mailed or made online at www.sssc.org. More information: 425-355-1112.
Arlington Community Food Bank, 19118 63rd Ave. NE, Arlington, WA 98223, needs food supplies and cash donations. Nonperishable food donations are accepted; for days and hours, go to www.arlingtonwafoodbank.org/donate.html. More information: 360-435-1631 and www.arlingtonfoodbank.org.
Concern for Neighbors Food Bank, 4700 228th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043, needs food and cash. For information on donations, go to concern4neighborsfb.org or call 425-778-7227.
The Carol Rowe Memorial Food Bank is at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds, WA 98020. Food and cash are needed. Donations are accepted through the north door of the church from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. More information: 425-778-5833 or www.edmondsumc.org/foodbank.
Darrington Food Bank, at First Baptist Church on Highway 530 in Darrington, is open the first and third full weeks of each month. Hours are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday. To make a monetary donation, give nonperishable food or volunteer, call 360-436-9603.
Everett Food Bank is run by Volunteers of America at 2802 Broadway, Everett, WA 98206. VOA provides food to more than 3,300 households each month, including hundreds of home food deliveries to seniors. It provides housing for families in crisis and runs three preschools for low-income children. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 839, Everett, WA 98206. Volunteers and food donations are also needed. More information: 425-259-3191 or www.voaww.org.
Lynnwood Food Bank, 5320 176th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037, serves residents in the 98036, 98037, 98012 and 98087 ZIP codes. The food bank needs nonperishable food and monetary help. More information: 425-745-1635 or www.lynnwoodfoodbank.org.
Marysville Community Food Bank and Toy Store, 4150 88th St. NE, Marysville, WA 98270, needs food and cash. Donations are accepted Tuesday afternoons and Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings at the food bank. Volunteers are always needed. Checks can be mailed to Marysville Community Food Bank, P.O. Box 917, Marysville, WA 98270. Call 360-658-1054 or go to www.marysvillefoodbank.org.
Maltby Food Bank, 21104 86th Ave. SE, Snohomish, WA 98296, provides food for families in the southeast corner of the Monroe School District. The food bank is open from 2-5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Donations of food and cash are needed. More information: 360-668-7900 or maltbyfoodbank.org.
Mukilteo Food Bank, 4514 84th St. SW, Mukilteo, WA 98275, needs donations of food and baby supplies dropped off at Mukilteo Presbyterian Church. More information: 425-366-8229 or www.mukilteo foodbank.org.
Oso Community Food Bank at Oso Community Church, 22318 Highway 530 NE, Arlington, WA 98223, is open 12:30 to 2 p.m. on the third Friday of the month. Donations of non-perishable food and cash are accepted. More information: 360-403-7954.
Hands of Hope Food Bank, 9021 Evergreen Way, Everett, operates in the basement of the Lifepoint Everett Church. Donations of food are accepted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Cash donations can be mailed or made online, and volunteers are also needed. More information: 425-405-4395.
Lake Stevens Community Food Bank, 2111 117th Ave. NE. Lake Stevens, WA 98258, provides food to approximately 250 families every month. The food bank needs nonperishable food and monetary donations. Donations are accepted at the facility in the basement of the Ebenezer Lutheran Church from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday. More information: 425-334-3430, lakestevensfoodbank.org.
Salt of the Earth Food Bank has eight locations in Snohomish County and feeds more than 6,000 people each month. Volunteers are needed to pick up, sort and distribute food. Food and monetary donations should be mailed to Salt of the Earth Food Bank, 2908 118th Place SE, Everett, WA 98208. More information: 425-355-1042. www.saltoftheearthfoodbank.org.
Sky Valley Food Bank of Monroe is collecting food and cash donations; about 1,500 families are served every month. Donations can be dropped off Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 233 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. Monetary donations, used to buy food at bulk prices, can be mailed to Sky Valley Food Bank, P.O. Box 724, Monroe, WA 98272. More information: 360-794-7959 or www.svfoodbank.org.
Snohomish Community Food Bank, 1330 Ferguson Park Road, Snohomish, provides food to 300 families weekly within the boundaries of the Snohomish School District. The food bank is open to accept donations from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 1364, Snohomish, WA 98291. Also accepting donations of food and cash for wildfire victims. More information: 360-568-7993, www.snohomishfoodbank.org.
Stanwood Camano Food Bank and Thrift Store, 27030 102nd Ave. NW, accepts donations during business hours. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 1285, Stanwood, WA 98292. More information: 360-629-2789 or www.stanwood camanofoodbank.org.
Volunteers of America Everett Food Bank is at 1230 Broadway, Everett, WA 98206. VOA provides food to more than 3,300 households each month, including hundreds of home food deliveries to seniors. It provides housing for families in crisis and women with children, and runs three preschools for low-income children. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 839, Everett, WA 98206. Volunteers are also needed; contact Katie Prettyman, firstname.lastname@example.org. More information: 425-259-3191 or www.voaww.org.
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