By Charles Sercombe
The holiday spirit of giving is catching on in Hamtramck.
Over at P.L.A.V. Post 10, veterans are collecting toys for the Toys for Tots program. If you’d like to make a donation, drop off a new, unwrapped toy at a collection box inside the post. According to a flyer by the post:
“With our economy as bad as it is, this year the number of children who need our help will be greater than ever.”
Post 10 is located at 11824 Jos. Campau.
Over at the Hamtramck High School Community Center, the H.O.P.E. Community Learning Center is hosting an “Empty Bowl Dinner” on Dec. 17 from 6-8 p.m. The deal is, students in the program have created handmade clay bowls which you can buy for $2.
Included with the purchase is a meal of soup and bread and entertainment by student performers. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the St. Lad’s Soup Kitchen.
Their flyer said: “Let this dinner remind us that many of our own neighbors, families and friends are struggling daily to feed their families.”
You know with sentiments like the above, you get the feeling a lot of folks are getting the spirit of Christmas.