For 50 years, it’s been a Spokesman-Review tradition to start the Christmas Fund on the day after Thanksgiving.
But this year, the time before Christmas is so short, and the need is so great, we want to remind people now that Christmas and the Christmas Fund are upon us.
Last week’s ice storm has complicated an already hectic holiday season. Even in our own discomfort, we cannot forget our low-income neighbors, who no doubt have suffered even more than most of us who were without power.
In a little more than three weeks, we hope to raise $400,000 to provide toys for every child in every low-income family, and to give food vouchers to their parents to help pay for a holiday meal.
In most cities, a goal that size might be impossible. Not in Spokane, where generosity is the area’s middle name.
Look for the Christmas Fund’s official beginning on the front page of Friday’s paper, and please plan to make your contribution early.
sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.