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Schroon holiday charity needs help

Demand up, donations down

A holiday charity in Schroon Lake is struggling this year. The Children’s Christmas Express, which provides holiday gifts for needy children in Schroon and North Hudson, is facing increased demand and decreased contributions in 2012.

A holiday charity in Schroon Lake is struggling this year. The Children’s Christmas Express, which provides holiday gifts for needy children in Schroon and North Hudson, is facing increased demand and decreased contributions in 2012.

— “Please come out and support the chamber of commerce basket raffle on Saturday Dec. 8, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m,” she said. “The chamber makes a huge impact on the ability of Children’s Express to fulfill all the Christmas wishes,” said Tammy Leinhart, coordinator of Christmas Express. “As the Dec. 15 deadline approaches, Patti Mehm goes and collects all the ‘wishes’ still left on the tree. Then she and her family purchase all the items, using the money allocated from the shared proceeds of the basket raffle, as well as money she has collected from others. Every wish is fulfilled.”

There are also be “Holiday Cans” for cash donations located at area businesses. Checks can also be mailed to Christmas Express, 276 Alder Meadow Road, Schroon Lake 12870.

For more information or to arrange a pick up, contact Leinhart at 532-9643.

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