Cartons for Christmas

By on October 22, 2018

Each year in time for the holidays, our community reaches out to help local families who are struggling. The project is Cartons for Christmas. Area churches, schools, service organizations, businesses and individuals of all ages participate. Last year we served 117 local families (456 people) by providing 9,300 items of food, gift cards and toys for young children.

We invite everyone to participate. Donate food (canned, boxed and bagged), money to purchase perishables, or a toy. Make checks payable to Cartons for Christmas. We cannot distribute expired food. Please check dates before donating.

Early Drop-off Locations (November 15 to December 7) for non-perishable food items are: Spencerport Federal Credit Union, 2775 Spencerport Road; and Fowler’s Canaltown Wine & Spirits, 377 South Union Street.

Make a local child smile by providing a toy or gift. Beginning November 15, stop in at one of our three Toy Tree locations and select an angel from the Toy Tree. Locations are: The Unique Shop, 130 South Union Street; Fowler’s Canaltown Wine & Spirits, 377 South Union Street; and Spencerport Federal Credit Union, 2775 Spencerport Road.

An open house will be held to accept donations at St. John the Evangelist school building gym, off Martha Street in the Village of Spencerport on Friday, December 7 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Food cartons will be delivered during the afternoon of Saturday, December 8.

This project is sponsored by the Ecumenical Council of area churches. We thank you for your anticipated support and enthusiasm.

Maureen and Glenn Granger, Coordinators Cartons for Christmas