Coalition has 480 assistance apps

PLYMOUTH — The Community Christmas Coalition is seeking donations from the community to help make the holiday season brighter for those in need.
The Coalition was formed by several local organizations and agencies in an effort to reach families or individuals experiencing difficulties and who otherwise might not review assistance for toys/clothes for children and food during the holidays.
The Coalition is made up of representatives from the Marshall County Neighborhood Center, Plymouth Community Schools, Leadership Marshall County, Shop With a Cop, Boys & Girls Club and the Triton Christmas project.
So far this year, the Community Christmas Coalition has taken in 480 assistance applications. Those working to fill the requests have been able to find sponsorships or monetary donations for 162 of the applicants, leaving 320 families to go. The efforts are being coordinated through the Marshall County Neighborhood Center.
According to Neighborhood Center Director Sara Hill, by using the community-wide networking system, the center was able to assist every family that they identified as needing help last year.
The center is accepting donations of new (wrapped or unwrapped) toys and clothes, as well as food for meal baskets. Monetary donations will be used to purchase gifts/food for any families who could not be directly sponsored.
For more information, call the Marshall County neighborhood Center at 574-936-3388 or meet with staff at 402 W. Garro St. in Plymouth.
Donations may also be forwarded to the Neighborhood Center’s P.O. Box 535, Plymouth, IN 46563.