For first time in 35 years, children turned away

HAMILTON - For the week-period ending Wednesday, Dec. 18, a total of $30,122 has been donated toward this year’s Christmas for Kids campaign—leaving the charity $10,000 short on Christmas Day.

With only weeks left in this year’s campaign, Sandy Sandlin, coordinator of the campaign for the last 35 years, said he is fearful that for the second year in a row, the charity will not reach its fundraising goal.
Sandlin said all the traditionally large sponsors of the charity have already made their contributions this year, leaving him little hope the remaining need will be covered.


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