Newscope: Holiday Project to serve more families, donations being accepted
Saline County Holiday Project received a total of 363 total applications by Dec. 1, meaning the community's donations will benefit 1,291 individuals. Of those in need this season, 634 are children.
The number of children who'll be served is nearly double the amount of 2010, according to organizer MaryAnn Piper, who feels keeping the momentum going for contributions is essential.
Toys, games, non-perishable food items and monetary donations are accepted. The Holiday Project will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Martin Community Center. Organizers hope to receive all donations by Tuesday, Dec. 6, in order to set up for the event.
Drop off locations include Tower Realty, John Rector Motors, Windjammer Cable and Saline County Sheriff's Department.