Help a child have Christmas

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Donations are now being accepted to bring Christmas joy to the lives of hundreds of Brewton area children and elderly residents.

The Christmas Project, which is in its 32nd year, provides gifts to locals who may not be in a position to enjoy Christmas otherwise.

The program focuses on providing clothing and toys for children ages 3-14 in the Brewton, East Brewton and Flomaton areas, as well as gifts for local elderly residents.

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“In the 29 years I have worked with the Christmas Project, there is always a new story to tell,” Stephanie Walker, fund drive chairman, said. “I hope you will be able to join us tis year as we work to make Christmas a season of happiness for the less fortunate children and elderly in Brewton, East Brewton and Flomaton.”

“Donations are always most appreciated,” Walker said. “Without these contributions, many would not have those presents under the tree each year.

“For those wishing to adopt an angel, in the interest of fairness, we ask that you spend at least $80 on each child with a toy as one of the purchases. We will provide you with the age and sizes of the child in November.

“Then, we will really, really need help with purchasing toys for children who are six or older,” she said. “Everyone wants to buy a baby doll or a basketball, but it would benefit the program so much more, if people could buy toys for the older children.”

Each child is provided with new clothes, a new book and a toy as part of the program.

Those wishing to adopt a senior this holiday season is asked to spend at least $50 per person. Ages and sizes will be released in November, Walker said.

Donations can be dropped off at the Brewton Chamber of Commerce on Douglas Avenue or mailed to The Christmas Project, 1010-B Douglas Avenue, Brewton, AL 36426.

For more information about becoming a volunteer or making a donation, contact Walker at 251-236-0733.