Smoky River Family and Community Support Services is grateful for all of the support it has received for its Christmas Voucher Program, and the need is there, as the organization has 201 requests for assistance this holiday season.
“The outpouring of donations really makes this program work,” says Director Crystal Marschner. “Without that, this program couldn’t run.”
Smoky River FCSS started accepting applications on November 13 and finished on December 13. All kinds of donations will make the holiday merrier for many individuals and families in need.
The Red Apple in Falher held a toy drive and provided a donation of $790 as well, which Marschner used to purchase Christmas gifts for children.
The area’s grocery retailers – Falher IGA, Lakeview Foods and New Horizon Co-op – held food drives for Smoky River FCSS. Also, Viterra held a food drive and presented everything to the local bank on December 14.
The Santa Boxes set out at stores around the area is another source of money that Smoky River FCSS will be able to utilize. However, cash donations will be accepted until December 21.
For more information, please call their office at (780) 837-2221.