Edmonson Voice Report:
The Edmonson County Family Resource/Youth Services Center and Community Education are gearing up for this year's Affordable Christmas events that are scheduled to kick off in a couple weeks.
Affordable Christmas is a new and improved version of the county's popular "Angel Tree" program that benefits dozens of Edmonson County students during the Christmas season. The program allows parents and guardians that need a helping hand during the holidays to purchase gifts and necessities for their children.
The first event "Stuff The Sleigh," is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 13th, at the old Sportsman's Grill location on Main Street in Brownsville, and it set to run from 9AM to 4PM. It's designed to work similarly to the annual "Cram the Cruiser" events the organizations hold. It's purpose is to get a jump start on their much-needed items.
"Someone came up with this great idea at a recent leadership meeting," said Alicia Edwards, Family Resource Center Coordinator for Kyrock and South Edmonson Elementary Schools. "This will be a drive-thru event where we'll have a big sleigh there to put all of the donations we receive and hopefully overload it!"
The annual Affordable Christmas shopping event is scheduled for Saturday, December 5th. It will work much like last year's event with safety measures put in place as a result of COVID.
"While we already have a few items in surplus from last year we will need quite a lot to make it happen again," Edwards said. "We will be serving 150-175 kids, ages 0 to 18. We need gifts in the 10 to 30 dollar range. Donations can be an item or monetary.
The group has started an Amazon wish list where donors can simply choose and purchase items directly from Amazon that can be shipped to the organization which can be found here.
For more information, see the Affordable Christmas flyer below: