A Message from Howard Geller
CFE Now Accepting Donations
For the past four years, I have been involved CHRISTMAS FOR EVERYONE. This organization has helped thousands of people in our community celebrate Christmas with their families. These are families that do not have the resources for gifts or even a Christmas dinner.
Christmas For Everyone (CFE) is a non-profit group that for the past 26 years has sought out financial sponsors and donations from the public of toys for kids, blankets, jackets, clothing, appliances and the like including "gently used clothing". Each year, they transform a local church center in Concord into a "shopping mall" where families can come and choose items for their families, have a complete Christmas dinner, listen to live Christmas music, get haircuts, enjoy a play center created for their kids and feel that they and their families have celebrated Christmas. Last year, CFE served Christmas dinner to over 4,000 people.
With Corporate Sponsors feeling the "crunch", it makes every small donation even that much more important. I have attached flyers to this e-mail that will give you the details on how you can become part of this awesome event. Please take the time to read them and see if you can make a small donation of money, buy a sale item you saw in the store that you could afford to donate or go through your closet and donate those "gently used clothing" items you have been meaning to get rid of for years.
I am now accepting donations at my home for Christmas for Everyone. I will make weekly or even daily trips to the event center to make your donating even easier. Feel free to drop off any donation to me at 1563 O'Hara Court, Clayton. You can leave bags on my doorstep.
If you have any questions, I can be reached by phone at
925-323-4913. If you feel inclined to make a money donation, I do have a secured mailbox on the side of the house by my front door. Just let me know you left something in that locked mailbox so I look for it.
I want to thank those that have donated in the past to this great cause. I want to thank those of you that will make donations this year. If you have the time, get involved. I promise you it will make this Christmas one that you will not forget.
P.S. Please pass this on to your friends and neighbors. With the economy this year, we expect an even larger turn out than we had last year.