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Hello Honors Community!
Writing today with a message from your fellow student, Mary-Jo Robinson:
Although the holiday season seems to be far away, it IS approaching very quickly. During these challenging economic times, many people are struggling to provide even basic needs for their families; making the joy of the holiday season out of reach. Many in the Syracuse community will find themselves unable to buy food for the holidays, much less gifts for their children. To help fellow community members in need, caring citizens from across Central New York come together every year at the Christmas Bureau to fill in the gaps for families who just cannot afford gifts.
The Christmas Bureau is a coalition led by the United Way of Central New York and the Salvation Army of the Syracuse Area. This program is working very hard this year to provide for nearly 7,000 children this holiday season.
Here is how you can help with this effort. The United Way of Central New York is hosting its second Stocking Stuffer Drive in an effort to collect gifts to be given at the Christmas Bureau this year. The United Way has provided us with a box here in the Honors Main Office for collection of goods and the below list of stocking stuffer ideas. Starting on Friday, November 9th, we will collect stocking stuffer donations until Friday, December 7th.
Here is a list of potential items to be collected:
Colored Pencils Crayons Pez
Coloring Books Markers Yo-yo
$5 Target Giftcards Playing Cards Books
Hair Accessories Stickers Socks
Stuffed Animals Play-Dough Nail Polish
Lip Gloss/Chap Stick Character Cups Fruit Snacks
Character Band-Aids Matchbox Cars Candy
Disposable Camera Glow Sticks iTunes Giftcards
Thumb Drive Wallet Journal
Keychains/Lanyards Hot Chocolate Kids toothpaste
With your support, we will be able to fulfill the holiday wishes of thousands of children in need. If there are any questions, you can contact me at 207-267-0650 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support, Honors Community!