GREATER ATTLEBORO AREA “CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS”

The Greater Attleboro Area Council for Children Announces 2022 Christmas Is for Kids Dates and Schedule

 

 

ATTLEBORO, MA. – November 21, 2022 – The Greater Attleboro Area Council for Children is pleased to announce that donor phone lines for Christmas Is for Kids opened yesterday.

 

This week, the phone lines are open November 21 and 22 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

They will reopen November 28 and will be available Monday through Friday 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. through December 10.

 

Donors can call 508-226-0911 to be matched with a child.

“So far, we have over 700 Wishlist from local children, with more to come,” says Kelly Fox, chairperson of the program, “so we could use some local help to bring warm clothes and new toys to all of these children.”

 

After opening day, 144 children have already been matched. A long line of donors, many with their children, toured the facility Saturday and matched with children.

 

While calling the Christmas Is for Kids donor line is the main way to connect, there are several other ways to support the program.

 

The following companies have generously offered to collect toys at their locations:

 

Achin’s Garage, 321 North Washington Street, North Attleboro

 

Confidence Fitness, 453 South Main Street, Attleboro

 

Emery Board, 60 ManMar Drive, Plainville

 

Family Medicine Associates: 562 Washington Street, South Attleboro, and 500 East Washington Street, North Attleboro

 

GATRA at the Attleboro Train Station

 

Harmony Chiropractic, 25 Messenger Street, Plainville

 

Keller Williams Elite, 25 Messenger Street, Plainville 

 

Martial Arts Connection, 41 Pleasant Street, Norton

 

MonKou Restaurant, Rt 1, South Attleboro

 

Norton Fire Dept 

 

Norton House of Pizza, 57 West Main Street, Norton

 

Norton High is collecting gift cards

 

In addition, cash donations can be left at Rockland Trust, 490 Pleasant Street, Attleboro, or at Bluestone Bank, 3 Taunton Street, Plainville or 225 West Main Street, Norton.

 

On November 26, the Attleboro Police Department will be hosting a Stuff a Cruiser event at Burlington Coat Factory, 286 Washington Street, South Attleboro, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. to benefit Christmas Is for Kids.

 

Giving trees are on display at Old Navy, North Attleboro, and An Unlikely Story, Plainville. An Unlikely Story also has the Christmas Is for Kids wishlist on their website.

 

About Christmas Is for Kids

 

Christmas Is for Kids is an all-volunteer run program that provides gifts for children in the communities of Attleboro, North Attleboro, Plainville, Norton, Seekonk, and Rehoboth who would otherwise go without gifts on Christmas Day.

 

There is no paid staff and the Council pays for costs such as printing, postage or phone expenses.

 

All monetary donations are used in their entirety for gifts for these children. 

 

Christmas Is for Kids provides new toys and clothes to approximately 1,000 local children each year, thanks to the generosity and support of local businesses, families, and individuals.

 

About the Greater Attleboro Area Council for Children

 

The Greater Attleboro Area Council for Children is an all-volunteer-run, non-profit organization that raises funds to provide programs and services to children and families residing in Attleboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton, Plainville, Rehoboth, and Seekonk, Massachusetts.

 

The Council for Children serves as an advocate for children. Volunteers are always needed to make the work lighter. Sometimes, community members come to the Council because they have discovered that there is a serious gap in service for children and families.

 

The Council also helps other concerned groups find a way to make a difference in children’s lives.

Contact the Greater Attleboro Area Council for Children by calling 508-226-2336 or emailing 

info@councilforchildren.org

 

 Visit their website 

www.councilforchildren.org 

for more information.

CONTACT:  508-226-2336

Info@councilforchildren.org  

   

www.councilforchildren.org