December 13, 2012 | Vol. 116 -- No. 34

Providing gifts for children in Cheney for Christmas is easy

Letters to the Editor

Christmas Gifts for Cheney Kids is in full swing, with donation boxes in many businesses and churches around town. There always seems to be a shortage of gifts for teenagers, so if you’re wondering what to donate, keep that in mind. MP3 players, games, sports equipment, art and craft supplies and gift cards (up to $25) are popular items.   

When the donation boxes are collected on Dec. 19 volunteers evaluate what is still needed to serve the local kids, and volunteer “shoppers” go out and buy whatever is needed to provide the eligible parents with gifts for their kids. Donations of funds for these “shoppers” to spend are especially needed. You may write a check to Cheney Outreach, marked “Christmas Gifts for Kids” and mail it to Cheney Outreach, P.O. Box 444, Cheney WA 99004. 

Parents who believe they may qualify for these gifts for their kids need to come in person to Cheney Outreach on Tuesday or Wednesday between 9-11:30 a.m. at 616 Third St. in the lower level of the Wren Pierson Community Center. Call ahead (235-8900) to learn what you need to bring in to qualify. 

Gift distribution to parents is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday Dec. 21 in the Wren Pierson multi-purpose room, 615 Fourth St., next to the fire station. For more information, call 235-8900. 

Christie Bruntlett

Cheney

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