Why this community fund deserves a second look

This time of year, our mail­boxes tend to be full of re­quests from char­it­ies, food banks and oth­ers who are ask­ing us to donate to their causes.

How to choose?

Here are two reas­ons why the North­east Times’ Elean­or Smylie Com­munity Fund is worthy of ser­i­ous con­sid­er­a­tion.

First, this news­pa­per ab­sorbs all the ad­min­is­trat­ive costs. Every penny you donate goes for gift cards that can be used by fam­il­ies in need to buy food for Christ­mas and toys for their chil­dren.

Second, you are help­ing your neigh­bor, someone loc­al who could use a help­ing hand.

Many of the re­quests we have re­ceived for help are heart­break­ing. Here’s an ex­cerpt from one let­ter:

“I just want to see smiles on my chil­dren’s faces when they come down the steps on Christ­mas morn­ing and see that Santa didn’t for­get them, and knows that they were good girls this year.” 

Please help us help her and all the oth­ers. Thanks so much.


• Mary Lou Begley: $10

• H. Mary Buda: $72

• Car­ol Feld­man: $20

• Feld­man Fam­ily: $25

• James Gaughan: $50

• Cliff Haupt­man: $30

• Joann Hut­ton: $10

• Nancy Jereb: $25

• Lloyd, Frank­ford: $3

• May­fair Pres­by­teri­an Church Dea­con Fund: $30

• Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. May­over: $50

• Wal­ter Rinins­land: $25

• Math­ilda Sukaly: $25

• In lov­ing memory of Hans Sigl: $10


• In memory of Eth­el and the Hard­ing Fam­ily: $20


• In memory of Mar­gareta Magee: $100

• In memory of John W. McGow­an, Sr.: $50

• In memory of Thomas Wiser: $25

• In memory of Edna Lucze­jko: $35

• An­onym­ous: $2


• An­onym­ous: $10


• An­onym­ous: $50


• An­onym­ous: $50


• An­onym­ous: $50

• An­onym­ous: $100

• An­onym­ous; $1,000

You can join this list by donat­ing to the North­east Times’ Elean­or Smylie Com­munity Fund.

Send a check made out to the Elean­or Smylie Com­munity Fund,  2512 Met­ro­pol­it­an Drive, Tre­vose, PA. 19053.

You can reach at lswanson@bsmphilly.com.

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