The Lookout’s Nov. 6 Staff Editorial: ‘Tis the season to lend a hand
The holiday season is always one of the hardest times of the year for poor or underprivileged families. Many charitable organizations do their biggest drives and fundraisers during this time of year to meet the increased need.
The Lookout staff encourages everyone to do their part and offer what help they can. The Lookout also wants readers to help us make our own donation to the Lansing chapter of The Salvation Army.
Last year we assembled a full-page advertisement dedicated to The Salvation Army, with 12 different businesses participating. Each business paid $50 to place their ad, and half of the proceeds went to The Salvation Army to purchase personal-need items for low-income families.
We were able to donate $300 to The Salvation Army last year, and it would be great to do at least that well again.
Our staff needs help to make sure we repeat the success of last year. We will be publishing our full-page ad to benefit the Salvation Army on Monday, Dec. 4. The deadline for ads to appear in this issue is Wednesday, Nov. 22.
If readers know of any business that would be interested in supporting this cause by purchasing an advertisement in The Lookout, please contact Adviser Larry Hook at (517) 483-1291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make a difference by volunteering or donating, contact your organization of choice and see what help is needed. Some need food, some need clothes, some need cash and others just need volunteer workers.
This is your chance to make a difference in your community. Any help would be greatly appreciated.