Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away, and some people are planning to begin their Christmas shopping that day or early on Black Friday.
The 70th annual Eleanor Smylie Community Fund is here to help local families during the holiday season, which includes the start of Hanukkah on Dec. 3.
We have already heard from people needing help. A Holmesburg woman is looking to provide for her three grandsons, who live with her. A Torresdale single mom hopes to make Christmas a happy time for her two sons and nephew.
Over the years, our readers have made donations to help thousands of their neighbors. All money collected is used to buy gift cards to provide holiday dinners and children’s gifts to Northeast families struggling to make ends meet.
We’ll publish your name in a list of donors. If you prefer to donate anonymously, we will honor that request.
If you would like to request help, or if you know of someone who could use assistance during the holidays, please take a few minutes to write a letter. The address is:
Eleanor Smylie Community Fund
2 Executive Campus
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Include a name and contact information for an agency or person for verification. Requests can also be sent to email@example.com
Everything about the process will remain anonymous.
If you are able to donate, please send a check to the Eleanor Smylie Community Fund at the address above. Any amount will help.
Thank you for your consideration. ••