The holidays are a time to give. These charities---and many more—are looking for volunteers and donations.
World Wildlife Fund
The World Wildlife Fund is helping to protect endangered species through the Symbolic Species Adoption program. Those who “adopt” an animal will receive an adoption certificate and a photo of their species. Anyone can support endangered species year round by buying WWF apparel(服装). worldwildlife. Org/giving
This month, Dosomething. org launched their holiday campaign, “Grandparents Gone Wired”. The goal of the campaign is to make it easier for senior citizens to keep in touch with their loved ones using the Internet. Teens can volunteer to help seniors in their community. Volunteers are able to win prizes and scholarships. dosomething. org/grandparents
Coins for Change
Disney’s Club Penguin, a virtual gaming site for kids, launched its annual Coins for Change campaign this month. From Dec. 15 to Dec. 27, Club Penguin players can donate virtual coins to real-world causes. If players reach the donation goal, Club Penguin will donate $2 million to charity projects. clubpenguin.com.
Toys for Tots
Each year, the U.S. Marine Corps Toys Program collects new, unwrapped toys for the holidays. Communities across the nation host Toys for Tots drives around the holiday season. The toys collected are given as gifts to needy children so they can experience the joy of Christmas. toyfortots.org
American Red Cross
All you need is a pen and a piece of paper. The American Red Cross Holiday Mail Heroes Program is collecting handwritten card to send to members of the U.S. Armed Forces during the holidays. The charity has also set up a Holiday Giving Catalog where you can buy personal gifts, such as babysitting lessons. redcross.org
The Warm Coats & Warm Hearts Drive
The Warm Coats & Warm Hearts Drive is a non-profit organization sponsored by ABC’s Good Morning America and Burlington Coat Factory. During the holiday season Burlington stores collect gently warm coats. The donated coats are given to people in need to keep warm during the winter. onewarmcoat.org
1．David, 8, is fond of playing virtual games. Which charity should he attend?
A．Coins for Change. B．Toys for Tots.
C．DoSomething,org. D．American Red Cross.
2．Handwritten cards for members of the U.S. Armed Forces are collected by____.
A．Disney’s Club Penguin
B．the Warm Coats& Warm Hearts Drive
C．the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program
D．the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes Program
3．From the passage we can learn that______.
A．Club Penguin donates $2 million to charity projects yearly
B．old toys collected are given to needy children as gifts
C．teens can help seniors contact their family members online
D．whoever donates warm coats is likely to win scholarships
7．30pm－1．00am Free at the Cyclops Theatre
Do you know who’s playing in your area? We’re bringing you an evening of live rock and pop music from the best local bands．Are you interested in becoming a musician and getting a recording contract(合同)? If so, come early to the talk at 7．30pm by Jules Skye, a successful record producer．He’s going to talk about how you can find the right person to produce you music．
8．30pm-10．30pm Comedy at Kaleidoscope
Come and see Gee Whizz perform．He’s the funniest stand-up comedian on the comedy scene．This joyful show will please everyone, from the youngest to the oldest．Gee Whizz really knows how to make you laugh! Our bar is open from 7．00 pm for drinks and snacks(快餐)．
5．00pm-7．30pm Wednesdays at Victoria Stage
This is a good chance for anyone who wants to learn how to do comedy．The workshop looks at every kind of comedy, and practices many different ways of making people laugh．Simon is a comedian and actor who has 10 years’ experience of teaching comedy．His workshops are exciting and fun．An evening with Simon will give you the confidence to be funny．
8．00pm-11．00pm Pizza World
Fine food with beautiful jazz music; this is a great evening out．Charlotte Stone will perform songs from her new best-selling CD, with James Pickering on the piano．The menu is Italian, with excellent meat and fresh fish, pizzas and pasta(面食)．Book early to get a table．Our bar is open all day, and serves cocktails, coffee, beer, and white wine．
21．Who can help you if you want to have your music produced?
22．At which place can people of different ages enjoy a good laugh?
A．The Cyclops Theatre
23．What do we know about Simon’s Workshop?
A．It requires membership status．
B．It lasts three hours each time．
C．It is run by a comedy club．
D．It is held every Wednesday．
24．When will Charlotte Stone perform her songs?