Christmas Cheer for “Boring” Residents

Santa Claus is Coming to Town…

Soon it will be Christmas, and already the Christmas season is pretty much here.  Well, at least it will be once all the Thanksgiving fuss has died down.  Santa is hard at work and his helpers are getting in on the act as well.  And everyone is trying to remember the people in need.  And that is exactly what the Christmas Basket and Giving Tree programs are engaging in. 

Every year prior to Christmas, thanks to the generosity of local businesses and individuals, these packages are put together for the needy in the communities of Boring and Damascus.  As well, money is given so that additional food can be purchased to ensure a really delicious, nutritious meal can be put on the Christmas table and thereafter.

A Community Affair

All different segments of the community are getting involved in this worthy, charitable event.  Students are donating canned foods (in 2010, 22,000 cans were collected at the school food drives) and there is even a competition as to which class donates the most cans.  They are also donating gifts that can be put under the trees which are being sent to these families as part of the package.


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