Local Families in Need Benefit from The Holiday Project
The Holiday Project, a project of the Interfaith Council of the Northshire, has been in existence for over 35 years, helping struggling Manchester families have a happy holiday season by providing a large food basket along with clothing, toys and a book for each child. Last year, over 90 families were assisted, over half with children. Manchester families who need help during the holiday season can sign up by picking up a form at the Community Food Cupboard or by calling Linda Drunsic at 802-362-1513.
Sponsors are needed to ‘adopt’ families and purchase children’s clothing. You may request the size of the family you can afford to shop for. Instructions will be given on what is needed for each child. Donated toys and books are distributed to children according to age and sex. If you would like to donate either, please do not wrap it so the Council can determine who would best enjoy it. To make a donation, send a check to IFC Holiday Project, PO Box 2644, Manchester Center, VT 05255. Monetary donations are used to purchase food for the baskets. Any monies left over after the holidays are put in to the Emergency Needs Fund to help families in need meet emergency living expenses such as fuel, rent or medical costs.
Volunteers are needed on distribution day to sort food and help recipients take their packages out to their cars. Help is also need prior to that date in sorting and wrapping toys and books. Contact Linda or Bill Drunsic at 802-362-1513 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help make this a memorable holiday season for those families in our community who struggle to make ends meet.