Boyne Area Community Christmas gives needy families joy

You still have time to help give kids in need some holiday happiness with donations of food, clothing, toys and cash.

The Boyne Area Community Christmas organization has been putting together baskets of food, clothing and toys for the past 60 years.
And, 2015 is no different.

The Boyne Area Community Christmas program is up and running at the Boyne City Education Center on Pine St. from now until Dec. 20.
This year’s effort began on Nov. 17.

Work continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

With the help of generous folks like you, the Boyne Area Community Christmas program can give families toys, clothes and food to help ensure they have a merry Christmas.

Boyne Area Community Christmas program organizer Ruth Witenski said she hopes to provide Christmas presents for 1,000 people, including 650 children, again this year.

What is needed?
New clothes and toys are preferred, but gently used items are accepted for ages newborn to 18.

Toys for boys 7 to 17 are especially needed.

Non-perishable, unwrapped food, new toys and games, books, clothing, blankets and checks may be dropped off at the Boyne City Education Center.

make a Donation
Checks may be made payable to Boyne Area Community Christmas, c/o Treasurer Eleanor West, 915 Robinson St. #15, Boyne City 49712.
• For information call Witenski at 758-2787

• Needy families may call Nancy Hosmer at 582-7246.

VOLUNTEERS will be needed for basket packing on Dec. 21-22.

Drop-off Site
DROP-OFF SITE – Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors at 231 Water St. has been designated as an additional drop-off site for the Community Christmas drive. Items may be dropped off through Dec. 16.

About the Gazette Givers program
Boyne City Gazette owners Chris Faulknor and Benjamin J. Gohs created the “Gazette Givers” feature as a way for businesses to advertise their products and services at our regular ad prices while being able to help good causes.

The Gazette Givers sponsorship helps offset the cost of full-color space in the Boyne City Gazette where we feature non-profits, charitable organizations and other worthwhile causes.

And, as an added bonus, the Boyne City Gazette donates 20 percent of the revenue from this special section to the charitable group or project in question to help them continue their important missions.

Is there a charitable organization you would like to see considered to be featured for the Boyne City Gazette’s Gazette Givers program?
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