We got this via email yesterday from Doug Peterson, retired Northfield Public Schools guidance counselor.
Northfield held its Christmas Sharing program this week that involves a large number of residents. The idea of giving to others in the community started about 40 years ago when Mary Dyer-Bennet and friends collected used toys to be distributed by the Northfield Police Department. This year the expanded project served 363 families with 889 children.
Christmas Sharing is one way for residents with interest to a more joyous season can share with families that need assistance at this time. Donating to Christmas Sharing should assure that the giver is rewarded as much as the receiver. Those who help in the process are also justly rewarded with that Spirit of Christmas. Because of Christmas Sharing there will be many more smiles among us all. Congratulations to everyone involved in any way. Northfield is a fine place to live.
Resident of Northfield since 1966
The Community Action Center’s United Christmas Sharing program also has a donation page on GiveMN (source of photo on the right).
See also Donations aid local families in the Dec. 4 issue of St. Olaf’s Manitou Messenger.
Donna Rae Scheffert has a blog post on Northfield.org titled Nine Hundred Children Benefit from Christmas Sharing which links to a longer version of the post on her Washington Times blog, Making Change.
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