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It’s better to give

By Staff | Dec 22, 2019

The old adage, it’s better to give than to receive, certainly rings true during the holiday season – especially in Greater Nashua.

Nearly 200 donors have given almost $30,000 to The Telegraph and United Way’s annual Santa Fund.

As Christmas week hits, though, the campaign’s annual goal of $45,000 has yet to be reached.

While the citizens of the area have been very generous – which is much appreciated – a final push to give our local neighbors in need a good holiday season is needed.

Indeed, it’s not too late to take part. Even a donation of a few dollars can make all the difference in the world.

We encourage those who have not to lend a helping hand so that no one is left out Christmas day and so every child can have a smile on their face this holiday season.

Donations of goods may be dropped off at any of the three participating agencies – the Salvation Army, 300 Main St.; the Front Door Agency, 7 Concord St.; and SHARE Outreach, 1 Columbus Ave. in Milford. Donations also may be be dropped off at the United Way of Greater Nashua, 20 Broad St. in Nashua, as well as The Telegraph, 110 Main St. Suite 1 in downtown Nashua.

Non-monetary donations being sought are gift cards, movie tickets, young men’s and teenagers’ clothing, graphic novels, pajamas, jeans, Legos as well as socks, coats and other warm clothing.

Santa Fund monetary donations are accepted online. Those wishing to make a monetary donation can use their MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express card on a secure online portal. The Web address for that portal is https://tinyurl.com/santafund2019.

Donations also can be made by texting ‘2019santa’ to 41444.

Checks may be made out to the United Way of Greater Nashua, with Santa Fund written in the memo line.

Cash donations also can be dropped off at the United Way of Greater Nashua’s office.

The deadline for donations in monetary form is Dec. 31.

Donations can be tracked at https://app.mobilecause.com/t/ck/27z9.

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