Once again this holiday season, Old Newsboys have pitched in to help raise money for people in need. This past weekend, old newsboys were fanning out throughout Central New York selling newspapers to raise money for needy Onondaga County families.
The Hope for the Holidays Old Newsboys campaign has already raised more than 75 percent of its goal of $50,000. “Thank you to the residents of Onondaga County for another great sale,” said Tom Brown, chairman of the Old Newsboys sale and The Post Standard’s circulation director.
All money raised goes to the Christmas Bureau, which is a joint effort by the Salvation Army and the United Way of Central New York. The Christmas Bureau Distribution Day will be on December 19th. Eligible low-income families will receive a book, a toy, a stocking stuffer, and a gift card to get food for a holiday dinner.
Last year, the Christmas Bureau helped 7,000 children in Central New York. “And we expect about the same, if not more, this year,” said Andrew Sabbaghzadeh of the Salvation Army. Central New Yorkers have always been generous when it comes to helping people in need. They have proved it again this year! Well done!