HAMILTON – For the week-period ending Wednesday, Dec. 26, a total of $35,454 has been raised for this year’s Christmas for Kids campaign—leaving the charity $4,556 short of its goal of $40,000.
With 2019’s holiday season winding down, Sandy Sandlin, coordinator of the campaign, said the charity was able to purchase 402 Christmas gifts this year. The charity spending $90 on each child to purchase gifts and clothes.
Sandlin said his anxiety was relieved after Hamilton residents donated $5,332 during the last week before Christmas. Sandlin said he was getting worried that the charity would not raise enough funds for the second year in a row.
This year, Sandlin said the charity had to turn away 10-12 children due to lagging donations last year.
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