The Macedon Community Christmas Program is getting ready for another year of helping local families during the holiday season. For 36 years, Macedon families in need have received assistance through this program.
There are various opportunities to help for anyone interested in donating time or items to this year’s program.
Canned and nonperishable foods go to the Macedon Food Pantry. Interested benefactors can ask for a family assignment and fill up reusable shopping bags or a food box for a holiday meal.
The program accepts gift certificates from local grocery stores to purchase perishable food items like milk, eggs, produce and meat. Gift cards from area stores will buy items such as clothes, gas and toiletries.
Donors can buy gifts for children and senior citizens. Program organizers can provide ideas, if needed. The program will assemble gift bags of toiletries for older teens and adults.
Volunteers will meet to organize donations at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10 at St. Patrick’s Church, 52 W. Main St., Macedon. These bags will be delivered from 8 a.m. to noon on Dec. 14; volunteers are needed to help carry out the bags and deliver to those unable to pick them up.
The Macedon Community Christmas Program is possible through volunteers from the Macedon Food Pantry, St. Patrick’s Church of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, and other Macedon and Walworth churches, schools, civic organizations, businesses, Scouting groups and individuals.
The program provided holiday support to 150 families in 2018, totaling 425 individuals including 175 children and 50 seniors. Each family received food for a holiday dinner, and gifts went to seniors and children ages 15 and younger.
Call (315) 538-8242 or email macedoncommunitychristmas@yahoo.com for information.