FRYSC Getting Jump On Holidays With "Christmas In July" For Affordable Christmas Program
ECHS To Host Event
It's Christmas in July for a very worthy local program that helps Edmonson County students during the holidays; formerly known as the "Angel Tree Program," this year's Affordable Christmas is getting an early start.
Christmas in July for Affordable Christmas is a new fundraiser to get an early start on raising funds before the mad rush of the holiday season arrives.
Alicia Edwards, Coordinator for Family Resource Center at SEES and Kyrock, described the Affordable Christmas program.
"Affordable Christmas is a holiday assistance program that allows families to pay a small percentage and shop for their children," she said. "Each child, ages birth to 18, receives $120 in toys, a coat, socks, underwear, outfit, and personal hygiene items. In 2020, FRYSC along with some amazing volunteers, served over 150 children. Each year we need around $20,000 to make this event successful."
All vendor fees and food proceeds from the event, which is scheduled for Saturday, July 31st at ECHS, will go to Affordable Christmas.
"It’s a wonderful way to showcase small and local businesses while helping us raise money for a worthy cause," Edwards said. "Special thanks to Barbara Fitzhugh and St. John's Thrift Store & Food Pantry for providing lunch and for sponsoring $1 Pelican's Snoballs for everyone who comes by."
For more information, you can email Alicia Edwards by clicking here.
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