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D-F Kiwanis Community Christmas Project returns for the holidays

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Kiwanis Club of Dover-Foxcroft is proud to sponsor a variety of programs for the benefit of children. Through the Community Christmas Project, Kiwanians, area churches, charitable organizations, businesses, generous individuals, and groups of individuals have the opportunity to anonymously “adopt” needy children within the community for Christmas. An “adopter” then purchases needed clothing for their “adopted” child(ren).

If your child(ren) are served by or live within RSU 68, are under the age of 17, and you are finding it difficult to provide for them this Christmas, then we invite you to complete the application online through the Facebook page “DFKiwanis” and clicking on the Christmas Project link. This link will be available Nov. 1 to Nov. 30. A paper copy of the application can be picked up at your child’s school, town office, and the Dover-Foxcroft Area Food Pantry. Applications can be mailed back to the address listed on the application.

Does your church serve families with needy children within the RSU 68? Could they benefit from this project?

If you or your groups are amongst the more fortunate, then we would ask that you consider playing a different role. We are encouraging both organizations and individuals to participate to meet the growing numbers of needy children in our area. Last year an estimated $15,000 in gifts were distributed to 150 needy children seeking “adoption.” This year, as in the past, the need is great. We want to be able to say “yes” to every child who asks for help at Christmas time and with your generosity this goals has always been met and will be met again.

You can help by becoming an “adopter.” We will be matching adopters to adoptees through November. Typically adopters spend between $85/$100 per child, depending on their needs. If you feel you cannot after that much, consider doing it with a friend or coworker. If you are able and inclined to give more, please consider adopting an additional child.

As an “adopter” you would be given a child’s wish list with his/her age, gender, clothing needs, and sizes; shop for those items and bring them (with the wish list) to the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church at 824 West Main Street on or before Saturday, Dec. 8; and enrich your Christmas knowing you made a child’s Christmas special.

You are invited to join in the distributing of gifts at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 15.

For more information, please contact Project Coordinator Lynette Rayfield at 802-8081 or bill.rayfield@dfmill.net.

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