Nov. 19, 2008: Please give to assist your community

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To The Editor:
Each year, our Community Christmas Project reaches out to brighten Christmas for many area residents. Last year, food baskets were delivered to 128 families, affecting 454 of your friends, relatives and neighbors. Poinsettias were delivered to 46 people who were recently bereaved. Margar-etville Central School elementary children made cards that were mailed with gift certificates to 70 area residents who live alone. Ski lessons and equipment were provided for needy area children. Toys, mittens, clothing and other gifts were wrapped and given to 215 children.
It has been our purpose to act as an umbrella organization soliciting donations of time, energy, gifts and money from individuals and groups. We are truly grateful for the generous response from our community. Every year, more groups and individuals become involved with this project.
In light of the hard economic times upon us, your help is truly needed to continue the work done by this community project.
Please mail checks or cash donations to: Community Christmas Project, P.O. Box 58, Margaretville, NY 12455.

Teresa Goodchild and Rebecca Miller,
Chairpersons