Dear Santa Society returns PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 05 December 2013 10:15
The Dear Santa Society in returning again to spread holiday cheer among Bowling Green-area families.
In its sixth year, the society has given a helping hand to families in need during the holiday season.
The non-profit charity is committed to helping Bowling Green School District families with young children during this season by raising money and purchasing food, clothing and toys for the sole purpose of bringing the spirit of giving to these families.
Once again, supporters hope to raise enough money to help 30 to 40 families, at an estimated cost of $200 each.
The society also is accepting donations of new toys, clothes, underwear, socks, hats and mittens. Items may be dropped off to Cindy Maas or Dee Szalejko, project co-chairs and both teachers at the high school.
The success of the operation depends on individuals, businesses and service organizations that take an interest in serving their community.
Virtually 100 percent of money collected stays in the community, and all efforts by Dear Santa Society members are voluntary.
All donations are tax deductible. Checks may be payable to the Dear Santa Society and mailed to P.O. Box 513, Bowling Green, OH 43402.
Families in need who have children in Bowling Green Schools, or someone who knows a family, are asked to write a letter to Dear Santa, at the address listed above. Briefly describe your circumstances, and include children's names, sizes, ages, wish list, address and phone number where society members can reach the family to verify information.
Letters are due by Dec. 13. Families will be contacted if assistance will be granted.
A goal this year is to help families not previously served by the organization.
The Dear Santa Society has been working since 1989. The Northwest Ohio chapter started in 2008.

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