The Waterloo Optimist Club will sponsor its annual Gift Drive to benefit Waterloo families this Christmas. New items can be dropped off at City Hall or the Republic-Times office now through December 1st. The primary age group of these children is ages 5-18. Suggested items for donation include lotions and soaps, hair accessories, nail polic, cologne and perfume sets, socks, hats, gloves and board games for children age 10 and older. Toys are appreciated as well for these age ranges. For more information, please contact Kelly Lerch at (618) 980-0731 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call House of Neighborly Service at 939-8680. Once collected, the Students Helping Out Waterloo (SHOW) will be wrapping the items for distribution.