BANGOR — Since 1973, the Bangor Daily News has sponsored the Santa’s Helper Fund, raising nearly $1 million in support of programs such as Christmas gifts for children, meals for the hungry, clothing, heating and housing assistance, as well sending children to Camp Sebago over the summer and providing free music lessons to youth throughout the year.
All the money received by this fund goes directly to The Salvation Army.
When distance is an issue, the funds are directed to our closest designated location. It is truly neighbor helping neighbor.
This year’s goal is to raise $50,000, which we believe is possible with your help.
A $3,000 anonymous gift has already been received to get the drive off to a great start.
Past gifts have been given by families, social groups, businesses and individuals in the name of loved ones, in memory of cherished friends or pets, and even anonymously. Donations may be sent to Santa’s Helper Fund, The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1101, Bangor, ME 04402 or may be made online at give.salvationarmy.org.