Letter: Franklin Mall Christmas Project thanks

To The Editor:

This year has been challenging for many within the community. For those having a really tough time, the community has again come together to help those needing a little extra boost during the holiday season. On behalf of the Franklin Mall Christmas Project and the Sandwich Lions Club, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for its support and generosity. This year, we have impacted more than 270 families in the Sandwich School District with deliveries of food boxes and grocery gift certificates.

This year, our teams of Santas were unable to make their in-person visits spreading holiday cheer with homemade cookies and candies. We were able to deliver COVID-19-safe cookies to nursing and rehabilitation facilities, as well as the local hospital. This could not have been accomplished without the overwhelming support of the community, project volunteers and local businesses.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many who need a helping hand. With many generous donations, we were able to secure safe boxes of nonperishable food and cookies for distribution. The Franklin Mall Christmas Project has successfully carried out the 66-year tradition of helping those in need during the holiday season. This could not have been accomplished without the army of volunteers who donate their time. Frankie and Peg Mall (founders in 1954) certainly would be pleased with the response.

It is truly gratifying to be a part of such a giving community. This project takes a village to accomplish such a worthy, charitable act. Thank you for your support.

Karen Spangler

Franklin Mall Christmas Project

Sandwich Lion’s Club