Newscope: Holiday Project to serve more families, donations being accepted

Friday, December 2, 2011

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.

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  • I'm sorry for those that really need this project and I hope they do truly benefit and for those just taking advantage - I hope I don't see you at Wal Mart later redeeming what was given to you in good faith for a WM gift card like I did last year while working the project and going to WM to buy more gifts only to see a LINE at the customer service of people returning the things they received for free. That really dampens the holiday spirit and there are those that truly need this.

    -- Posted by KW on Fri, Dec 2, 2011, at 10:03 PM
  • Can you remove the UPC labels so they are not returnable???

    -- Posted by mama11 on Sat, Dec 3, 2011, at 12:45 AM
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