The Northeast Times, a sister publication of Star, this week is launching its 57th annual Eleanor Smylie Community Fund, which aids our neighbors in the Northeast and surrounding suburbs.
We are asking you once again donate so we can provide a holiday dinner and Christmas or Hanukkah gifts for those who can’t afford them.
Write the paper a letter and tell us what help you or your family needs at Christmas, and we’ll do our best to arrange some relief for you. Or tell us of another deserving person or family.
Last year, the fund was able to provide holiday meals, toys or gifts to 117 families and assist three social service agencies. That number was an increase over the 82 families that were helped the year before.
Send letters telling us what you need to: The Northeast Times Eleanor Smylie Community Fund, 2512 Metropolitan Drive., Trevose, PA 19053. Please provide us with a name and phone number of a person or agency we can contact to verify your circumstances.
And those of you who want to give a donation or adopt a family, please send your contribution to the Eleanor Smylie Community Fund, at the same address.
—Lillian Swanson, The Northeast Times editor-in-chief