Help Give A Christmas to neighbors in need

During the holiday season, the Bucks County Courier Times and the Levittown-Bristol Kiwanis Club partner to collect and distribute monetary donations to assist struggling families in Lower Bucks County. Since the Give A Christmas fund began in 1958, Courier Times readers have contributed $5,266,320.26 to help their neighbors in need purchase a gift for a child or food for a holiday meal.

This year's campaign will began accepting donations on Nov. 1.

This year's goal is $132,000.

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Last year, 7,773 donors contributed a total of $133,523. Those donations provided 3,263 vouchers to 2,075 families.

Scroll down for the updated list of donors for the 2022 season.

How Give A Christmas works

The money collected is distributed primarily as $35 vouchers for children in struggling families in Lower Bucks County. The vouchers are redeemable at participating local supermarkets and other stores.

With help from educators in Lower Bucks County's schools, request letters from families in need are provided to the Kiwanis Club for the distribution of vouchers. Other agencies that deal with children, neighbors, friends and needy families also provide names of people in need. Senior citizens in need may also receive vouchers after the requests from families with children have been met.

The program is called Give A Christmas in the spirit of giving, but help is available to all persons in need regardless of religious background. A portion of the money raised and not needed to satisfy holiday requests may be used at other times in the year by the Kiwanis Club to assist with food insecurity and emergency needs of families in Lower Bucks county.

How to get help from Give A Christmas

Submit names, addresses and circumstances of those in need in writing. Please print the child's full name, parent/guardian's full name, age, grade and school district. Send to: Give A Christmas, P.O. Box 841, Levittown, PA 19058.

How to give help to Give A Christmas

Send donations to Give A Christmas, P.O. Box 862, Levittown, PA 19058.

Make checks payable to Give A Christmas and please include the donation form found in print in the daily newspaper or available for download here. If you don’t have the form, please send a note with your donation that includes your name, town, phone number (not for publication), donation amount and any message you wish to have published with your gift. Also indicate how you wish your name to be listed or if your donation is anonymous.

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Continue scrolling for the list of 2022 donors

Merchants participating in Give A Christmas

The following retailers will accept Give A Christmas vouchers:

Acme Market locations:New Falls Road, LevittownBristol Road, BensalemSecond Street Pike, Richboro

Barnes & Noble:Neshaminy Mall, Bensalem

Burlington locations:Burlington Store 197, 1563 Franklin Mills Circle, Philadelphia, PABurlington Store 1042, 2375 East Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, PA

Redner’s Market locations:Knights Road, Bensalem1361 Lincoln Highway, Langhorne

Selecto Market:Pond Street, Bristol

Questions about Give A Christmas?

To contact the Levittown-Bristol Kiwanis Club with an inquiry about Give A Christmas help, email lbkgiveachristmas@gmail.com.

To contact the newspaper for a question about publication of a donation, contact Editor Danielle Camilli at dcamilli@theintell.com. Please note that while we do publish all donations, we do not guarantee publication on a certain day.

Looking to help neighbors in need in Central and Upper Bucks County, or in eastern Montgomery County? Click here to donate to The Intelligencer and Bucks County Opportunity Council's Give A Christmas campaign, which is run independently of the Courier Times' campaign and serves residents in need in the central and upper parts of Bucks County and parts of Montgomery County.

2022 donors to Give A Christmas

This article originally appeared on Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks County Courier Times Give A Christmas