Christ­mas Cheer touches hun­dreds of lives

Sackville Tribune - - TANTRAMAR -

Since its in­cep­tion in 1967, hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars and toys have been do­nated to the Christ­mas Cheer pro­gram, touch­ing the lives of many fam­i­lies by pro­vid­ing them with much-needed food, cloth­ing and chil­dren’s gifts at Christ­mas.

Last year alone, thanks to gen­er­ous dona­tions, Christ­mas Cheer pro­vided as­sis­tance to more than 600 in­di­vid­u­als from the Sackville area, in­clud­ing more than 160 chil­dren. That as­sis­tance was in the form of food vouch­ers, toy bags for young chil­dren, and fruit bas­kets for se­niors. Gift cer­tifi­cates were also pur­chased from lo­cal busi­nesses and dis­trib­uted to 51 teens.

If you wish to make a cash do­na­tion, you can drop off or mail your do­na­tion, payable to “Christ­mas Cheer” to: The Royal Bank, 103 Main St., Sackville, NB, E4L 4B1. Toy, cloth­ing and other gift dona­tions can be dropped off at the Sackville United Church from Mon­day to Fri­day, from 9 to 11 a.m. Toy dona­tions can in­clude items such as dolls, books, games, puz­zles, toy trucks, baby items and more.

Pack­ing day will be held Thurs­day, Dec. 13 at St. Paul’s Angli­can Church. Vol­un­teers are al­ways needed to help with the sort­ing and pack­ing of toys and cloth­ing, which usu­ally gets started around 9 a.m.

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