Joe Bedard and B.J. Carter, both of Gray, hosted the third annual Day of Giving at the Spring Meadows Golf Club banquet facility, and for the third year running have met their fundraising goal which was $15,000 for this year. In addition to the cash, gifts and clothing are also collected and donated to Caring Community of Gray and New Gloucester (CCGNG) to insure that area families in need can enjoy a great Christmas.
In addition to the collection of gifts and clothing, the Day of Giving event was filled with fun and good cheer. Folks who attended the event enjoyed some great food and Christmas music while the children were entertained with holiday arts and crafts.
In addition to the gifts that go to these families, the volunteers at CCGNG also provide gift baskets complete with everything for the holiday dinner. As of Sunday when the event was held, CCGNG volunteer Christina Foster shared that there are 162 families currently being sponsored, and that the organization will do its best to fulfill requests for assistance right up to the last minute. Foster can be reached at 233-0828. For anyone wishing to donate to the cause, visit BJ and Joe Day of Giving on Facebook and use the donation link in the about us section of the page. Donations will be accepted right up to Christmas Day.