Names wanted for Plain City Christmas basket campaign

Staff report

Plain City area churches are making plans for the annual Christmas basket project.

In 2014, baskets and gifts were distributed to 192 families, which included over 900 individuals. About 500 of whom were children.

The Plain City Church Fellowship, which sponsors the project, is asking for names, addresses and phone numbers of families or individuals in the Plain City or Jonathan Alder School District areas who might need assistance over the holidays.

Names of families or individuals in need can be turned in by calling the Plain City Presbyterian Church at 614-873-5011 or Dave McCray at 614-408-1617 by Sunday, Nov. 1. All information is kept confidential.

While the largest portion of food for the baskets is purchased by the Plain City Church Fellowship through the Plain City Food Bank and at local supermarkets, food can also be donated through local churches, at any Jonathan Alder school or at the Plain City Food Bank.

Monetary donations are also welcome and may be given to local churches or to the “Christmas Basket Fund” and sent to the Plain City Presbyterian Church, 231 E. Main St., Plain City, OH 43064.

Another simple but rewarding way of participating in this mission is to adopt one of these families and buy the Christmas presents that go with their food basket. Families may be “adopted” through local churches or by calling the Presbyterian Church or McCray. Guidelines are provided for purchasing gifts for appropriate age levels.

Volunteers are also needed and welcome to help 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Plain City Presbyterian Church to pack and deliver baskets.

For more information about the Plain City Church Fellowship Christmas Food Basket Drive, contact your local church or Jim Kaufman, food drive chairman at 937-642-7252.

Staff report