Christmas for Families
First off we would like to take this time to thank some of the people that have already started bringing things to us for Christmas 2010. The Roxbury ATV Trail Mixers, the Oxford County United Bikers of Maine, Maine Street Realty and Rentals and donations from individuals.
The holiday season is fast approaching and Christmas for Family volunteers are looking for your donations and help to make a Christmas something special for some that would otherwise have little or nothing. Christmas for Families tries to help as many children of all ages as well as their parents (in SAD 44 district). We know that this is a stressful time for all of us with the gas, oil and unsure times. With the help of the community we were able to assist 203 children in 79 families in 2009, we expect the need to be even greater this year.
There are a couple of ways you can help, one is to adopt a child or family, you let us know what size family or what age child you would like to adopt; we do not give out names or addresses but we give you ages, sizes and anything else we have for information that might be important. The other way is to donate money or buy a gift such as hat, mittens, books, toys, game, warm clothing, blanket or gift cards. There will be a box at Maine Street Realty and Rentals to drop off things. If you would like to adopt-a-family or donate to this project please call Nina Wheeler at 836-3600 or 824-2114, leave a message or mail to Christmas for Families, 157 Barker Road, Bethel, ME 04217.
If you need assistance to make this a better Christmas for you and your family please call 836-3600 by Nov. 30 or stop by Maine Street Realty and Rentals and there will be applications and a small box for the completed applications; again, this must be done by Nov. 30 so that we can pull something together for your family. Our goal is to complete all of this by Dec. 10, 2010.
We are also doing fundraisers such as selling raffle tickets at the Benefit Bingo (if you would like to buy one let us know) there will be other raffles and food sales at the benefit bingo on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m., doors will open at 4 p.m. at Jackson-Silver Post 68 in Locke Mills, Maine.
Director, Christmas for Children