Dec 5, 2013

Operation Christmas Cheer plans event

GREENVILLE – Paul Ackley, local cartoonist, will join with Operation Christmas Cheer for Caring through Caricatures, a fundraising event on Dec. 12, 5-9 p.m., at the Coffee Pot on Broadway in downtown Greenville. Paul will be doing full color caricatures for a donation of $15/face. This is a wonderful way to give to the kids of Darke County and receive something in return.

Operation Christmas Cheer is a local project helping local children in need of Christmas. In 2011 a Facebook post wanting to help a single family for Christmas turned into a project that has grown each year. The first year there were over 10 requests for help. A total of 22 kids were helped that year. In 2012 the requests grew as well as the donations. A total of 62 Darke County children were helped. Now in 2013 the number has grown to over 160 children receiving help with over 300 "elves" making donations of gifts, wrapping paper, and their time.

If you would like to make a donation and cannot make it to the event, you can find the event on Facebook at Operation Christmas "Cheer" 2013.

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