Christmas For the Needy has been an institution in Yates County for more than 30 years. Run entirely by volunteers, and on donations from Yates County residents and friends, there are no paid staff or administrative costs. Last year the program served more than 2,400 individuals, in 622 families, including 1,020 children. It is a massive program by any measure, requiring hundreds of us in Yates County to contribute to make it a success.
Christmas seems a long way off, but for our volunteers, the season lasts all year. We are already shopping, planning, sorting, knitting and quilting in preparation for our 2013 distribution. Financing such a huge undertaking is a continuous challenge, and we are appealing to you to assist in the form of a donation. If we can count you among our supporting donors, your tax deductible donation may be made to Yates County Christmas For the Needy and mailed to P.O. Box 145, Penn Yan, NY 14527 or dropped off at the Dundee Five Star Bank.
Christmas is a time of love and joy. Imagine a child or youth in our community receiving new clothing, toys, or games when non was anticipated. It is members of Yates County, like you and our volunteers, who make this possible. We hope you will join us in this effort.