Church preschoolers give to Christmas Happiness
SALISBURY — Members of the preschool class of First United Methodist Church excitedly wore their Santa hats and reindeer glasses Wednesday to deliver their $441.08 Christmas Happiness contribution in person at the Salisbury Post offices.
It’s likely the largest amount the children have ever collected, said their teacher, Patsy Langlais.
Every year, the preschool students collect pennies and other change for the opportunity to hand-deliver their donation. The students brought in 69 pounds of change, Langlais said. They had an anonymous donation at the beginning of the year that set the donations in motion.
The class has 41 students, and 12 of them made the delivery.
The Christmas Happiness Fund assists families in need during the holidays so they can buy Christmas gifts for their children. The fund was started 67 years ago by a Salisbury Post editor as a way to help the less fortunate in the community. The Salisbury Post collects donations, and the Salvation Army distributes the money to local families.
Contributions to the Christmas Happiness Fund 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, NC 28145-4639. Make checks payable to Christmas Happiness and indicate how you want your donation listed.
Today’s donations are:
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