JAY Ward Lumber is teaming up with two area agencies now through Dec. 15 to collect items for those in need this holiday season. The Jay Store is accepting toys for children to support the Adirondack Community Action Programs, Inc. in Essex County. Please note that teens aged 13-18 is an age group that is frequently forgotten at this time of year. Suggestions for teens: Gloves, hats, scarves, body lotions, earrings, hair dyes. If more convenient, monetary donations can also be made. All items must be unwrapped. Ward Lumbers Malone store is accepting non-perishable food items in support of Comlinks, who provide food to food banks in Malone and surrounding areas. Suggested items to provide are: Cereal, peanut butter, oatmeal, beans, tuna fish, canned items such as stews, ravioli, soups, mac & cheese, etc. All nonperishable food items are appreciated. Everything that is collected and donated to these agencies will be distributed to families that have a need in our area.