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Be the Change This Holiday

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As the holiday season progresses, more charities and fundraisers need your help. Here's a couple more ways to give back.

SummerHouse in Ridgeland (1109 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, 601-853-4445) hosts their "Give & Get" coat drive for Stewpot Community Services (1100 W. Capitol St., 601-353-2759) through Dec. 19. Bring in a coat and get a free entry into the shop's drawings for two Lee Industries leather swivel glider chairs. The more coats you bring in, the more entries you get.

On a lighter note, here's a gift idea for a loved one who loves music. Sneaky Beans (2914 N. State St., 601-487-6349) is selling copies of Merry Christmas Jackson, a project started by former Jacksonian Emily Baker. Several years back, former Baker compiled an album of local musicians playing Christmas songs, some classic and some original. Chris Myers, a project architect for Cooke Douglass Farr Lemons Architects & Engineers, took over in 2010. That year, the proceeds of Volume 3 went to Music in Motion, a charity that gives musical instruments to local children. While the project is no longer active, Sneaky Beans is now selling the rest of Volume 3, which includes music from local musicians including Kevin Slater, Liver Mousse, Cody Cox and Lizzie Wright.

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