We celebrated Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday this week by donating a box of winter hats, gloves and socks to the Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Inc. We appreciate the support of our loyal customers who enjoy shopping locally, and we are glad to have relationships with service agencies in Manhattan. In addition, the start of December kicked off The Pathfinder’s second annual Small Soap Drive, in which they are collecting small, travel-size soaps and shampoos to donate to the Manhattan Emergency Shelter. Throughout the month of December, you can drop off your MESI donations of soaps and shampoos at The Pathfinder, 304 Poyntz in Downtown Manhattan. Other items in high demand at the Emergency Shelter include paper towels, cleaning supplies, hand soap, dish soap, bath towels, and trash bags (if you bring these to us, we’ll add them to our delivery at the end of December!). The Pathfinder also would like to encourage you to keep all of the local community service organizations in mind during this season of giving.