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Cole Hardware builds on community program

San Francisco-based Cole Hardware's Community Partner Assistance Program, now in its 17th year, is expanding through a gift registry to include groups that can register for needed supplies or ongoing wish lists.

"We are happy to be a part of the San Francisco community and are pleased to assist the schools and non-profits in San Francisco doing their part to make our city the best place to live," said Julia Strzesieski, marketing coordinator for Cole Hardware.

The registry may be used for improvement projects and can include paint and supplies or cleaning products. Schools and community gardens can also register for gardening supplies. Cole will set up the registry, and the community can easily access the group's wish list and purchase online any of the items on their list or a gift card.

Cole Hardware also has an ongoing Spare Change Program. In August they participated with other independent hardware retailers across the county in collecting spare change for the Children's Miracle Network and collected more than $500. In October, they collected spare change for Bay Area Young Survivors, a support group for breast cancer survivors and presented the group with a check for more than $800. 

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