Merry Christmas Issaquah fund opens for contributions

November 23, 2010

By Staff

Merry Christmas Issaquah, the emergency-aid fund for families in the Issaquah School District, is now open for 2010 contributions. To meet the growing demand for assistance with rent, utilities and other financial emergencies, the 2010 goal has been set at $60,000 for the annual fund drive.

Last year, $53,077 was donated. The fund was started in 1981 with about $1,000 in donations. Since then, more than $650,000 has been donated.

Merry Christmas Issaquah is the only fund drive that supports the efforts of Issaquah Community Services, a nonprofit agency run completely by volunteers. Three quarters of the annual budget of Issaquah Community Services comes from donations to Merry Christmas Issaquah.

Thanks to the work of volunteers, 100 percent of donations go directly to families in need. The city of Issaquah covers operational costs.

2010 goal: $60,000

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.

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