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Christmas basket drive needs donations
by Brant Sappington
Nov 23, 2013 | 141 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As the deadline nears for applications for the 2013 Rotary Club/Daily Corinthian Christmas Basket Fund effort organizers are calling on the community to help them feed those in need this holiday season.

Applications for the 18th annual project must be turned in by 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Daily Corinthian office on South Harper Road. Mailed applications must be postmarked by Monday.

The annual project provides approximately 1,000 boxes filled with food and other necessities to assist struggling families during the Christmas season. The community fundraising goal for this year’s effort is $25,000 and with the Dec. 7 distribution day looming closer donations are needed to support the project. More people than ever are expected to be seeking help from the program.

“Many people in our community are still facing some tough economic situations and as the holidays approach their situations get even tougher. Based on the number of applications received thus far, we anticipate a record number of people with be applying for the Christmas Baskets, that’s why we need everyone’s donation, large or small. We need to raise $25,000 this year from private donations to pay for the baskets,” said Daily Corinthian Publisher Reece Terry. “Baskets will be given away on December 7, so we need your donation early.”

Donations may be made in memory or in honor of an individual or group. All donations will be acknowledged in the newspaper in a daily update published on the front page throughout the holidays.

Donations may be mailed to Daily Corinthian Christmas Basket Fund, P.O. Box 10, Corinth, MS 38835 or dropped off at the newspaper office.

Applications may be dropped off at the office or mailed to the above address. Once the application process is complete, those approved to receive a basket will be notified by phone prior to the distribution date.
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