Courtesy of the Pickens Chamber of Commerce:
We estimate the Fill-A-Stocking Project will serve over 1,200 children in 2012! You can help by donating money and/or toys. Collection boxes are located in various locations throughout the county.
ALL MONEY & TOYS STAY IN PICKENS COUNTY
Make donations payable to:
The Lions Club Jasper Fill-A-Stocking Project
706.253.LION or 706.692.2258
Thank You for your Generous Support!
Last year the Fill-A-Stocking project served over 1000 needy children from more than 400 Pickens County families. Applications for Christmas gifts are already pouring in, and with the increasing number of requests for financial assistance received by the Jasper Lions Club, it is likely that help will be requested for even more children this Christmas.
The Fill-A-Stocking Program attempts to give gifts to each of our community’s needy children with a value of at least $50. That means we spent $50,000 on Christmas gifts for the children of Pickens County last year. Based on the number of applications received in the first week, that amount is likely to be insufficient to meet our needs this year.
The Jasper Lions Club will be collecting money in the streets of Jasper during the first two weekends in December for the Fill-A-Stocking Project. This collection effort alone will not provide the funds necessary to ensure a joyful Christmas for all the less fortunate children of Pickens County. We are turning to those that we know are interested in the children of our community to ask for help in raising enough money to reach our goal-the funds necessary to provide Christmas presents for all of the needy children in our community.
As mentioned above, we know times are tough, but tough times mean more of a demand on our resources for Fill-a-Stocking. If you, or a group you belong to (Club, Sunday school class, work group, etc.), would like to donate money, we would be most appreciative.
Please know that all money and toys collected by the Jasper Lions Club’s Fill-A-Stocking Project will remain in Pickens County to benefit our neighbors and friends in need. Any support you could provide to the Fill-A-Stocking Project would be greatly appreciated.
If you have questions about the Fill-A-Stocking project, please contact me at 706.692.2258 or firstname.lastname@example.org