Many families get excited this time of year as the holiday season seems to bring many loved ones together and people have a tendency to want to give more.
“For the 2023 Christmas season, and hopefully many more seasons to come The Craig County Department of Social Services and the Craig County Public Schools are teaming up to provide Christmas to local families and children this year,” shared Alex Bunnell, family services specialist.
They will also be receiving assistance from The United Way and Craig Botetourt Electric Cooperative to make this a successful holiday season.
This event is called The Craig County Community Christmas.
“The school sent home letters to families asking if they were in need of Christmas assistance and those letters have since been turned in and our team has begun pairing these families/children with sponsors sign-up thus far,” Bunnell shared.
An Angel Tree located at Food Country will be set up again, as they are still seeking individuals or families to sponsor a child.
Also, Craig County Public Schools will be conducting their Snow Court fundraiser/dance to raise money for this event again this year.
“These funds will be utilized to buy for our older youth (high school age) and allow for local JVG students to earn credits,” Bunnell said. “Be on the lookout for the Snow Court jars that will be set up around town as the dance will be held Dec. 1.”
Donated toys/items from people who wish to donate will need to be turned in by Dec. 4 to the school, as sorting will begin that week.
“We will begin inviting those families that signed up for assistance to pick-up their gifts Dec. 11-15,” shared Bunnell.
Those who would like to sponsor a family, have a monetary donation, or would like more information in general about this event should contact Alex Bunnell at CCDSS at (540) 864-5117, Ext 242, or she can be reached via email at a[email protected] or by calling/texting 540-765-9817.