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About Give A Christmas

During the holiday season, the Burlington County Times and the Willingboro Rotary Club partner to collect and distribute monetary donations to assist struggling local families.

The fund was first established in 1968 and since that time more than $3 million has been collected for families in need. In 2017, donors contributed $69,138 to the Burlington County Times Give A Christmas fund.

This year’s fund goal is $70,000.

TO GET HELP: Letters requesting help should be sent to Give A Christmas, c/o Burlington County Times, 116 Burrs Road, Suite B, Westampton, NJ 08060. We are unable to accept hand-delivered letters.

Parents, custodial grandparents and other legal guardians from Burlington County requesting help may write letters to the above address. Letters sent by other relatives, family friends, children or those who are incarcerated will not be considered. Letters must include the number and ages of children 17 and younger in the household and an explanation of the hardship. Requests without the names and ages of children will not be considered. Letters should include the family's full name and complete return address on the outside of the envelope. Please print or write appeals, and address the envelope neatly. Letters requesting help must be postmarked by Dec. 11. Only one request letter per family, please. Because of the high volume of requests, fund organizers cannot promise assistance for everyone who seeks it.

TO GIVE HELP: All of your cash or check donation reaches needy families. Please include the donation form found in print in the daily newspaper or available for download at burlingtoncountytimes.com/GiveaChristmas. Send this with your donation to: Give A Christmas, c/o Burlington County Times, 116 Burrs Road, Suite B, Westampton, NJ 08060. Make checks payable to Give A Christmas. We are unable to accept hand-delivered donations.

QUESTIONS: Contact Audrey Harvin, managing editor, at aharvin@thebct.com.

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