Christmas Stocking Fund 2017 


December 15

An 81-year-old widow is hoping for the blessings of help with utility bills and food this Christmas season.

Mrs. A. of Christmas Stocking Fund Case No. 25 lives on her late spouse’s Social Security as her sole source of income, and receives a little assistance from a local food program.

During the winter heating season her resources are stretched thin attempting to pay her bills, and she’d like to be able to meet those obligations without worry this Christmas.

Christmas Stocking Fund volunteers who screen and consider applications routinely give the young, the elderly, and the infirm top priority for assistance including food, utilities, medical and pharmacy bills, and clothing. Aid to those in need, other than food, is via vouchers payable to merchants, utilities, or medical facilities cooperating with CSF. Food is boxed and delivered. You can help the maximum assistance to as many of those in need as possible through your generous gift.

Donations to the Christmas Stocking Fund may be made in-person at First Bank Southwest at 300 North Main or mailed to CSF at the same address. Contributions will be accepted through December 31. Contributors may remain anonymous if desired.

KPAN Radio, the official sponsor of the Christmas Stocking Fund for the fourth consecutive year, is highlighting cases daily at 8:40 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. during the December Christmas Stocking Fund drive and listing donors. Updates also appear on Facebook and the KPAN homepage at Donor names and campaign totals will also appear throughout December on local cable channels 1 and 21, and are posted regularly on a display board in the lobby of First Bank Southwest.

The Christmas Stocking Fund had its best single day of the 2017 campaign thus far on Thursday,  thanks to a major gift of $2,000 from United Way of Deaf Smith County, plus other large donations.

Gayland and Beverly Ward--$1,000

Scott and Lori Hall--$1,050

La Madre Mia Study Club--$200

Raul and Micaela Guzman--$50

George L. Olson--$100

Sara and Raul Pesina--$100


Thursday's donations totaled $4,750 .    Current donation total: $12,385.





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