Danville Express

Living - September 14, 2007

Of note

9-year-old fills the pantry

Andrew Kocins, 9, a student at Green Valley Elementary held a food drive in August and collected 569 pounds of nonperishable food from his neighbors in Magee Ranch. He delivered the items to the Food Bank in Concord, which took several trips.

"It was the largest single donation of food by an individual to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano," said his mom, Ellen Kocins.

She said he plans to hold more food drives in the future.

Goodies for Marines

The Sweetshots girls youth basketball club conducted its annual summer camp series dubbed "Monday Night Madness" recently. Each camper was asked to bring an item or money to donate to troops stationed in places of conflict around the globe, to be handled by Project Marine Care, run by Danville resident John Wintersteen. This year $500 and four boxes of goods were collected at Monday Night Madness.

"While most of our packages go to Marines and Navy Corpsmen, we also ship to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Seabees any time a request comes in for them," said Wintersteen. Call him at 837-7750.


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