Christmas fund opens for 2008 contributions
November 25, 2008
Merry Christmas Issaquah, the emergency-aid fund for families in the Issaquah School District, is now open for 2008 contributions. It is expected that it will take more than $50,000 to meet the requested needs in the coming year.
Last year, a record $49,595 was donated by readers of The Issaquah Press. The fund was started in 1980 with about $1,000 in donations. In the 28 years since, more than $500,000 has been donated.
Merry Christmas Issaquah is the only fund drive that supports the efforts of Issaquah Church and Community Services, a nonprofit agency run by volunteers. One hundred percent of donations goes directly to families in need, thanks to the work of volunteers.
Using funds from Merry Christmas Issaquah, Issaquah Church and Community Services volunteers meet with people who find themselves in need of assistance with housing, prescriptions, special dietary needs, such as infant formula, and utilities.
Send donations to Merry Christmas Issaquah, c/o The Issaquah Press, P.O. Box 1328, Issaquah, WA 98027. Donation names, but not dollar amounts, will be published unless anonymity is requested.