"Food for Fines" at the Southington Public Library

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The "Food for Fines" program is going strong at the Southington Public Library. Here's your chance to have your overdue fines forgiven by bringing in a non-perishable food item. All contributions will be taken to the Southington Community Services

The shelves at the Southington Community Food Pantry are running low.  They are in need of non-perishable food and personal care items.  Here's a list of urgently needed items:

Cereal, Peanut Butter, Rice, Jelly, Pasta, Sauce Mac & Cheese, Tuna Fish, Snacks, Juice, Canned Fruits and vegetables. 
bread for life
Donations can also be made Monday through Friday at Bread for Life, Friendship Hall (behind the Masonic Hall), Main St., Southington from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon, or at Southington Community Services, 91 Norton St., Plantsville, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



This is Day 21 of my Be Thankful Challenge and I'm expressing my gratitude for libraries.  They're one of my all-time favorite places.   I love to read.  I love to learn.  I just love books so it would make sense that I'd love a place that's loaded with them. 

I hope you consider joining me in my Holiday Season "Be Thankful Challenge".  I've learned that no matter how bad things get, its so important to find time in each day and to reflect on the many reasons we all have to be grateful.  It really helps put things in perspective  because .... "If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul."  ~Rabbi Harold Kushner

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Karen Bernetti is a Real Estate Stager, Former Realtor®, Author, Speaker, and Owner of Staging4Smooth Transitions - specializing in assisting seniors with their downsize moves and offering Home2Home Transitions seminars. Karen is also the Social Media Manager and Administrative Coordinator for Prudential CT Realty, in Madison, CT and Co-creator of the Ready2Sellin30Days System - an interactive multi-media program teaching do-it-yourself homeowners EVERYHTING they need to know about preparing a home for sale. Stay up to date on the latest staging and home decor trends by visiting Karen & Ann's Home Sale Success Blog.  


Comments (8)

Valerie Osterhoudt
Johnson Real Estate, Inc. - Cromwell, CT
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889

Karen.. What a great idea.  The title got my curiousity up.  Food for Fines.  I hope a lot of people partake and reduce their fines and help out a good cause at the same time.

Dec 12, 2010 10:19 AM
Vickie Slade
Colorado Landmark, Realtors - Boulder, CO
Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On

Karen, what a great idea.

Dec 12, 2010 10:19 AM
Jennifer Prestwich
Henderson, Thornton, Broomfield and Westminster - Henderson, CO
Madison & Co Properties

Karen, this is a wonderful idea!  I'm going to suggest this at my local library.  I think it's brilliant!

Dec 12, 2010 10:45 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

What a great idea!!

Dec 12, 2010 10:56 AM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Karen, this is a wonderful idea! And I have to say your be thankful challenge is such a wonderful idea. Sometimes if you can find one thing to be grateful for, more pops into your head and you feel better and better.

Dec 12, 2010 10:57 AM
Damon Gettier
Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert - Roanoke, VA
Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE

It sounds like a great plan to offset some fines.  It would be nice if the local police department would do the same.

Dec 13, 2010 01:14 AM
Christine Pappas - REALTOR®
eXp Realty - Willoughby, OH
eXp Realty - Because Experience Matters

That's a great idea!    An ingenious way to make it a win-win!

Dec 13, 2010 04:46 AM
Gail C. Harris
Resource Network, LLC SFR, AHWD, ACRE, SMAR Board Director - Chesapeake Beach, MD
Reach the BEACH with Gail C. Harris (cell: 703.868

This is a great idea, and wow how wonderful.  Your community is really lucky. ;) Gail

Dec 13, 2010 10:12 AM