Santa Fund needs your help

Annual Christmas drive assists senior citizens, children in need
Dec. 03, 2012 @ 12:40 AM

With Christmas drawing near, the weather getting cold and people’s thoughts naturally turning inward, it’s important to remember that not everyone is poised for a joyous holiday season.

That’s the reason behind The Santa Fund. Your donations to this worthwhile Christmas drive help to make the holidays brighter for children and senior citizens.

With the deadline for donations less than a week away, we need to remind you how important and critically needed your contributions to this drive are. Every dollar raised goes directly to assist the people who signed up for help.

The Santa Fund serves senior citizens who register through Douglas Cherokee and children who are members of local Boys & Girls Club branches. The fund has affiliated with those two groups for the last couple of years. Making Christmas brighter for seniors and children gives the drive and the donors a chance to know their help is appreciated and gets to the right people.

The Santa Fund is coordinated by Jana Thomasson, publisher of The Mountain Press. All donations come through the newspaper and right out to the two agencies that signed up the participants.

The drive represents the contributions of a number of local residents who make donations because they want to help and know the money is used wisely. But more money is needed to meet the demand.

Your gifts can be made in one of two ways:

- Mail to The Mountain Press, P.O. Box 4810, Sevierville 37876

- In person at our offices, Riverbend Drive across from TRW in Sevierville, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

All contributions will be acknowledged in The Mountain Press, unless the donor wishes to remain anonymous.

Remember, the deadline for donations is Dec. 19. Call 428-0748, ext. 217, with questions.

Thanks to all who have made donations and to everyone else who is thinking about it.