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In Giving, We Receive
There is a wonderful biblical passage that states, “It is in giving that we receive.” There is no better time of the year when that philosophy truly manifests itself than during the Christmas season. That great feeling of sharing those gifts that each of us has been given is the real spirit of Christmas. As those who give, we are blessed in so many ways.
The people of Susquehanna County truly opened their hearts and their wallets and gave so much during the 2007 Christmas season. The need for helping our neighbors was as great and even greater this year as it has been in past years. The public’s response to the call for help was extremely heartwarming, generous and overwhelming.
The Kiwanis Club of Montrose Area would like to thank all the wonderful people of Susquehanna County for making this year’s toy drive such a tremendous success. We also want to thank the Susquehanna County Transcript for their assistance by publishing information pertaining to the 2007 Toy Drive.
Thanks to the donations of many people, businesses, churches and organizations, we were able to make this Christmas a day filled with joy and hope by providing at least three to five new and used toys per child. This year a total of 750 children in 550 families throughout Susquehanna County received Christmas gifts. A total of almost 3,500 toys and games (new and used) were collected and distributed.
The Montrose Kiwanis Club has been a part of the Christmas Toy Drive for the past 28 years. The job of coordinating the registration and distribution continued in the capable hands of the Susquehanna County Christmas Bureau, a support outreach program of Interfaith Friends, located on Public Avenue in Montrose. Toys and food baskets were distributed on Thursday, December 20 at the Montrose Bible Conference on Lake Avenue in Montrose.
Thanks again for helping us share the spirit of the Christmas season. To see the smiles on the faces of the children who receive the toys is the greatest gift any of us can receive.
Ed DeWitt, Chairman
2007 Kiwanis Christmas Toy Drive
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