Letter: With community support, Jingle Bells is making a difference during the holidays
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To the editor:
On behalf of the Jingle Bells Foundation, we want to thank everyone who helped make the 73rd annual Jingle Bells Telethon a huge success! A special thank you to Selective TV Alexandria and Gardonville Cooperative.
More than $95,000 was raised by the end of the telethon on Saturday. This money will be used to pay for nearly 700 food and toy baskets and the expenses associated with the live broadcast. Donations exceeding expenses will be used to support various food shelves and other food-related charities in the area as well as assisting families experiencing hardship.
Many businesses, organizations, individuals and volunteers have made this possible. We are grateful for your support! Your efforts and thoughtfulness bring our community together to help those in need and we are truly blessed with your generosity. Together we are making a difference during the holidays and throughout the year!
If you would like to donate to Jingle Bells, please go to www.jinglebellsalexandria.org or mail a check to Jingle Bells Foundation, P.O. Box 635, Alexandria, MN 56308.
Jingle Bells Foundation