Merchants in the Cedar Lee Business District are collecting non-perishable food items today through Dec. 12 to benefit the . And several businesses are offering incentives to get people into the spirit of giving:
Dec. 5: will give a poinsettia to the first 30 people who donate four non-perishable food items
Dec. 6: will give the first 20 people who donate five non-perishable food items a jar of locally produced, BLAZE salsa
Dec. 7: will give customers who donate five non-perishable food items a 10 percent discount on their purchase
Dec. 9: will give the first three people to donate 10 non-perishables a 2012 edition the Cleveland Independents "The Deck"
Dec. 10: will give the first 10 people who donate 10 non-perishable food items a $10 gift certificate toward salon services.
Dec 10: will give people who bring two canned food items free admission to Santa Claus Conquers the Martians at either 10 a.m. or midnight.