Christmas Cheer touches hundreds of lives
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.