De Hart Community Centre will be partnering with Teach the Need and Maplewood Senior Center to host it’s semi-annual food bank fundraiser.
Volunteers at the event will collect non-perishable food and new, unwrapped toys to aid in making Christmas just a little bit more merry for the city’s less fortunate.
“The past two years we’ve received a great deal of community support and we’re looking forward to helping those in need make happy memories this Christmas,” said Representative Sarah Morris.
Donations will be a part of the community center’s Christmas Giving program, and redistributed across the various food banks in the area in addition to community residents. Such proceeds will go to YMCA, the Salvation Army, and otherr similar organizations in the area.
“De Hart communities are really fortunate to have something like this available to us: said Marilyn Shaw, the coordinator of the event in a Thursday news release.
“We are creating magic for families who need assistance in Maplewood.”
The fundraiser will be held at the De Hart Community Center parking lot as well as the Maplewood Senior Center lobb room, 106 Burnett Avenue, from noon until 4 p.m. on Dec. 3.
Barricades will be set up so people can drive up, drop off their donations and drive away in a timely fashion – all from the comfort of their vehicle.
“The next fundraiser is going to be in August…. It’s a long time from now and we are realling hoping as many people can show up as possible as part of our initative” said Shaw.