MARQUETTE– This past Friday the Salvation Army took the first load of toys from the Mining Journal as part of the cheer club.
The toys are collected for Saint Vincent De Paul and the Salvation Army for kids who might not get presents otherwise. In addition to toys, money is collected for these organizations as well. The organizations that put it together say they’re off to a good start this year and feel that this great way to get into the holiday spirit.
“We to see the generosity of the people in the community, it’s great for our employees to see how generous people are,” said Mining Journal Publisher/General Manager Jim Reeves, “We’ve been here long enough now doing this that we see the families that brought in their little 4 or 5 year olds as they were dropping off gifts, now those 4 and 5 year olds are now 25 year olds and they’re bring in their 2 year old with them, so the tradition continues.”
“There are a lot of people who just wouldn’t have Christmas without the Cheer Club effort,” said Salvation Army Capt. Doug Winters, “Salvation Army and other charities in town, very pleased to participate in this and to be able to act as the ones who actually get to hand out the gifts to the ones in need.”
If you would like to donate to the cheer club, bring an unopened today to the Mining Journal. They will run the names of everyone who donates, but donations can be made anonymously if desired.