Letter: Thank you to those who helped make holiday brighter


To the editor:

Jackson County Sertoma Club members cannot be more pleased with the wonderful response we got from so many individuals, groups and organizations that helped make Christmas Miracle work … again.

With the help and support of the Jackson County Public Library in Seymour, Shoe Sensation, Brownstown Chamber of Commerce, Brownstown Courthouse employees, Bundy Brothers and the Jackson County Visitors’ Center, the community responded in tremendous fashion to fulfill the angel requests. Our helpers at Exist Salon and Spa also were of great help, with boxes for the accumulation of donated gifts at their places of business.

To try and list every business, bank, group, club, workplace, agency and organization that helped to make this year’s Christmas Miracle a success would inevitably cause me to leave someone out. Last year, I tried to estimate the number of hours that volunteers spent just in wrapping and delivering gifts and decided that the hours are countless. This year, I tried to estimate the number of volunteers involved from the community, and I figure that volunteers number more than 1,000 people. Therefore, we won’t even try to name all contributors and volunteers, but realize that our gratitude for your help knows no bounds. Because of everyone who supported our cause this year, even as simply as adopting an angel, Sertoma was able to help 311 families with 755 children throughout Jackson County.

All of your toy and monetary donations, as well as donated blankets, hats and gloves, made sure we were able to help those in need this Christmas season. The people of this fine county showed their true desire to help their fellow man.

One Sertoma member recently observed that Christmas Miracle now is a project of the entire Jackson County community, not merely a Sertoma project. That was true last year and was even more true in 2017.

Sertoma stands for SERvice TO MAnkind. Our club is able to do what we do for the people of this county, because of your support.

Again, thanks go out from all the members of Jackson County Sertoma for everyone’s help in making the Christmas season a little brighter for the children of Jackson County.

John Fox, Christmas Miracle, co-chairman, Jackson County Sertoma Club

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