Scriba Christmas Project Gets Under Way

SCRIBA – For more than 50 years, the Scriba Christmas Project has provided some Christmas cheer for disadvantaged residents.

The 2015 edition is ready again to channel the goodwill of its residents and businesses toward those less fortunate in Scriba.

Boxes of food are ready to go.
Boxes of food are ready to go.

In 2014 the project was able to provide food and gifts at Christmas time for 280 persons in 77 families (including 167 children).

Additional gift packages were distributed to 94 Scriba senior citizens (living in their homes or residing at local care facilities) and four special needs adults.

The project operates solely through the work of volunteers, utilizing donations provided by generous businesses and neighbors.

Applications for the 2015 Scriba Christmas Project will be processed at the Scriba Municipal Building on Creamery Road in the town of Scriba.

Applicants must apply in person; information supplied will be maintained in strict confidence.

Application will be taken on the following dates:

November 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 23 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Plenty of gifts have been donated, too.
Plenty of gifts have been donated, too.

Applicants will need to provide all of the following:
•    A valid NYS Drivers License or equivalent ID
•    A recent bill displaying a current Scriba address
•    Positive ID for each household member (birth certificate, driver’s license, etc.)

For questions concerning the 2015 project, the following persons may be contacted:
Christmas Project coordinator – Amy Strong (343-7921)
Christmas Project treasurer – Kathy Nemier (342-4847)