Plain City area churches are making plans for the annual Christmas Basket project. In 2012, baskets and gifts were distributed to 216 families which included over 1,000 individuals, approximately 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 Plain City Presbyterian Church at (614) 873-5011 or Dave McCray at (614) 408-1617 by Nov. 7. All information is kept confidential.
While the largest portion of food for the baskets is purchased by the 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 mailed to the “Christmas Basket Fund,” Plain City Presbyterian Church, 231 E. Main St., Plain City OH 43064.
Another way to participate is to “adopt” a family in need by buying Christmas presents to 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 needed at 9 a.m. Dec. 21 at Plain City Presbyterian Church to pack and deliver baskets.
For more information, contact a Plain City area church or Jim Kaufman, food drive chairman, at (937) 642-7252.