EDITORIAL: Holidays bring time to help others

Although Christmas is quickly approaching, there’s still time to help give someone a very special holiday season.

From food baskets to toys for youngsters, your support is truly appreciated.

Christmas baskets will be distributed this Saturday, Dec. 15, to people in need in the mid-valley area.

The goal is for each basket to contain vegetables, potatoes, stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, dessert mix and a meat certificate worth $10 for a small basket or $12-$15 for a medium basket, plus extras for the week.

Monetary donations will be accepted at Wells Fargo Bank, 21 W. First Ave., Omak, for the Community Christmas Basket account.

The Sharing Tree, a project of the Okanogan Valley Soroptimist Club, is set up at North Cascades Bank, 721 Okoma Drive, Omak, for people to pick up a tag and fulfill a child’s holiday wish.

Similarly, The Chronicle is hosting a Giving Tree, to help clients of the Support Center.

The Samaritan Riders are also seeking donations of toys, children’s clothing and food for the holidays.

More information about the group can be found online at samaritanriders.org.

Okanogan middle and high schools are doing a coin drive for Christmas baskets, and Omak High School has a food drive underway.

Those are just a few of the ways you can help to brighten the lives of our neighbors this holiday season.

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