||During National â€śMake a Difference Monthâ€ť, October 1 â€“ 24, join Assistance League of Greater Wilmington in making a difference for local students. Assistance League is collecting tax deductible donations at our ALGW Thrift Shop on 420 Eastwood Road throughout the month. Store hours are Tues â€“ Fri 10-5 and Sat 10-4. Donations of $5 or more will buy books for New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender County public elementary school students. Also joining us with this project is Learning Express Store in Oleander Plaza where a book can purchased and donated in the specially marked bins. Our goal is to further literacy in our school districts.