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These Folks Have The Spirit – Brevard NC


Christmastime is a time for giving, and Transylvanians have always been generous to needy families with gifts to Sharing House, Transylvania’s safety net for food, clothing and shelter.

Among the many groups that are feeling the Christmas spirit:

The Sherwood Forest Women’s Workshop raised $1,400.

Breakfast With Santa at Dugan’s Pub raised $2,000.

The White Squirrel Car Wash turned in 667 pounds of food swapped for free car washes.

Connestee’s Share The Season campaign donated $1,125 and 275 pounds of food.

The Connestee Falls Mountain Picklers raised $1,200.

The Deerlake Coffee Muggers raised an impressive $7,415 for Sharing House. From left, Al Bevacqua, Morris Elsen, Duke Sward, Chris Williamson, Cleveland Brown and Bob Gibson (the “good looking one”) share a few moments at Brighter Day coffee shop while waiting for other members to arrive. (Photo by Bill Harrah)

Pisgah Forest Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church and the Blue Sox travel baseball team each contributed handmade ornaments for the Sharing House Christmas tree.

Brevard’s Jewish Community donated 50 pounds of household paper products. (Food stamps may not be used to buy toilet paper, facial tissues, paper towels, etc., so they are very welcome to cash-strapped families.)

Transylvania Craft Guild donated 100 homemade Christmas stockings already stuffed with gifts.

Transylvania County employees passed the hat at their annual Christmas party to raise $675.

Executive Director Linda McCready said these and other donations bring Christmas to families that can’t afford gifts or special food for dinners.

“The need is particularly great this year. Gifts like these come from the heart, and the families that receive them are really grateful,” she said.


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