PROJECT SANTA UPDATES:
Project Santa continues making their list for the 60th time
Project Santa continues making
their list for the 60th time. Project Santa continues to visit families and individuals that may need assistance this Christmas
Season. To date Project Santa has approximately 350 plus kids on the list and it is growing. If you may know of any family,
child or individual that may be in need please contact Bobby Garner, 336-817-1119, Keith Garner, 704-798-4242 and they contact
those in need.
As always, Project Santa Headquarters will be at the Project Santa building and the First Baptist Church,
with Christmas fast approaching, Project Santa would like to provide a schedule of the Project’s activities leading
up to deliveries on Christmas Eve.
Project Santa would like to thank all the volunteers
that have given of their time talents and financial resources to make Project Santa a success.
Project Santa welcomes
anyone who would like to volunteer this year and look forward to having each of you.
SILVER VALLEY CIVITAN PROJECT SANTA MOVING QUICKLY TO CONCLUSION
Gary ArnoldSanta and his elves are making their list and are checking it twice. The 2017 edition of Silver
Valley Civitan Project Santa Claus is moving with all due haste toward its conclusion on December 23. Delivery day will provide
gifts to around 300 people.
The 14th & 15th of December are big days for Civitan
Project Santa. On the 14th, the students and staff of Silver Valley Elementary School will contribute non-perishable food
items. It is a tradition began in 1994. That evening Kris Kringle will visit Kateland and Westanna Family Care to present
The following day is reserved for the big shopping trip. The list is expected to
around 35 to 40 families in need totaling about 75 children. Food will be distributed to many families with children and another
dozen households with seniors.
The club has have addressed and mailed about 200 Christmas
cards for seniors and people with disabilities. Over 100 seniors will receive Christmas cards and fruit bags. Around
35 people with disabilities will receive cards and presents.
The club has again received
‘Holidays Without Hunger’ food boxes purchased by dozens of generous customers from the local Food Lion store.
Roger Gallimore provided the former Cid Hosiery Mill for Santa Headquarters, the 12th consecutive
year the building has been used. Churches, businesses and individuals have or will contribute money, socks, clothing, toys
and other items.
Food boxes and fruit bags will be prepared December 22 at Santa Central.
The delivery of gifts will begin at 8 a.m. on December 23.
The window of opportunity to
donate items has passed. Funds however are still needed. Contribution checks may be made to the Silver Valley Civitan Club,
Inc., c/o Treasurer Sara Barker, 222 Monroe Drive, Thomasville NC 27360. The club will purchase fruit, clothing and
toys from donated funds. The list will close this week with shopping for clothing and toys.