TrueNorth’s CCP Provides Christmas for over 2,100 Newaygo County Kids
NEWAYGO COUNTY – Every year since 1952, TrueNorth has run its Children’s Christmas Programs to ensure that kids of low-income Newaygo County families get to experience the joys of Christmas morning, and 2017 was no different. The distribution, which took place December 11 – 15 and 18 - 19, was busy, fun, and exhausting. After all the Christmas dust had settled, over 775 families were served, ensuring Christmas morning joy for 2,123 Newaygo County children, a number slightly higher than in 2016.
Children’s Christmas Program couldn’t happen without the support of the community. Many volunteers gave countless hours of service to the program. Although contributions are still coming in, TrueNorth is happy to report that more than enough money has been raised through the generosity of hundreds of supporters, Fremont Area Community Foundation, Gerber Foundation, and the Keith Johnston Memorial Fund at Fremont Area Community Foundation to help purchase age-specific gifts and provide them a head start for next year’s event. All this in addition to the hundreds of donated toys, stuffed animals, socks, hand-knit hats, mittens and scarves, sporting goods, bikes, and the like. Because of you, Christmas morning was filled with joy and good memories for thousands of local children.