CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The holidays are fast approaching, and with this special season comes the spirit of giving.
With that in mind, the Gazette Charities Christmas Fund is preparing for another season of raising much-needed funds for people in our community.
The fund, started in 1996, will support 10 local help agencies: Children's Home Society, Covenant House, Daymark, Gabriel Project WV, Heart & Hand, Jericho House, Manna Meal, Mountain Mission, Salvation Army and Union Mission.
Funds donated by readers go to these agencies, which use them to meet the needs of the people who come through their doors seeking help.
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Gazette will feature stories illustrating the struggles faced by members of our community and asking for your help.
But it's never too early to make a donation, which can be made out to the Gazette Charities Christmas Fund. The mailing address is: 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301. Or donate online (see below).
The Gazette covers all administrative costs of the fund. All donations go to people in need. Please help our friends and neighbors.