In response to the commercialization of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, some nonprofits dubbed the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as “Giving Tuesday.”
But every day is a giving day for Christmas Happiness. Some $1,600 came in on Friday — money that will help parents and guardians get gifts for some 53 children.
The money Christmas Happiness collects goes to the Salvation Army, which gives qualifying families a $30 voucher per child to buy toys and clothes.
The giving season is definitely here, and every donation is appreciated.
Won’t you help a child know the joy of Christmas?
Beginning total $5,183.00
In memory of Gene Fleming, Tony Fleming, Cliff Mize, Jeff Mize and Sylvia Mixe Young by Ruth A. Fleming $100.00
In honor of David, William, Will, Reese, Whit and Ruby $100.00
In memory of Brad Kluttz by Ralph and Joyce Horne $25.00
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Dufresne $25.00
In loving memory of Ben B. Wagoner and W. Ralph Peeler by Irene Peeler $50.00
In memory of my parents, John and Dot Rebhan by Dottie Rebhan $25.00
Fred and Alice Stanback $1,000.00
In honor of Dr. Tannehill and in memory of Dr. Corpening of Pediatric Children’s Clinic $10.00
In honor of our teachers Rodney Calloway, Anne Kennedy and Phyllis Little and in memory of Edith Alcorn by Dearborn-Isenberg SS Class, First United Church of Christ $50.00
In memory of Harry, Sissy, Annie, Pat, Harry Jr. McCora and James Jarrell II by Linda McCora $20.00
Today’s total $1,605.00
Total to date $6,788.00
Contributions to Christmas Happiness may be delivered to the Salisbury Post, 131 W. Innes St., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays or mailed to Salisbury Post Christmas Happiness Fund, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, N.C. 28145-4639. Please make checks payable to Christmas Happiness Fund and indicate how you want your donation listed.
For those who wish to apply for help from Christmas Happiness, there’s one more sign-up day. The Rowan County Christmas Bureau will take applications for Christmas Happiness, the Salvation Army Angel Tree, Toys for Tots, Operation Santa and Project Santa next Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hurley YMCA on Jake Alexander Boulevard.