A local agency aiding seniors has teamed up with an Ottawa business to collect items for the needy.

Expert Tire, 102 S. Main St., Ottawa, has been taking in selected items in exchange for discounts on an oil change and other services. The items collected are to be distributed through the East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging to older adults.

Items needed include new blankets, canned goods and new adult mittens or gloves. Donations must be new and appropriate for adults 60 and older.

The donation deadline for Expert Tire discounts is today.