Fundraising for Christmas is for Kids Begins
Fundraising for the annual Christmas is for Kids program is underway for the holiday season. The program, which provides Christmas gifts to children in Doyon region communities, is primarily funded by Doyon, Limited employee payroll contributions and fundraising by the Doyon Facilities team through local business sponsorships and lunch fundraisers.
For example, on November 17, Doyon Facilities held a lunch fundraiser at the Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall during the Tanana Chiefs Conference Christmas bazaar. Facilities served their Indian tacos to bazaar visitors at a donation of $10 per plate.
On December 8 – 9, Facilities will hold a daily lunch fundraiser during the Doyon holiday bazaar. The holiday bazaar will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and Facilities will serve lunch at a donation of $10 per plate beginning at 11 a.m. until the lunches are sold out.
Generally, the program is able to provide gifts to children in two to three Doyon communities. Last year’s successful fundraising efforts enabled the program to provide gifts in 10 communities: Alatna, Tetlin, Healy Lake, Dot Lake, Rampart, Stevens Village, Tanacross, Allakaket, Grayling and Northway. The communities that receive gifts from the program rotate yearly.
In addition to providing gifts for children, turkeys were also delivered to the Nenana, Galena and Tanana Elders homes last year. Doyon Facilities also made lunch for the residents of the Denali Center Long Term Care located in Fairbanks.
To learn more about Christmas is for Kids and how to contribute, please contact Doyon Facilities at 1-888-478-4755 (toll-free), 459-2100 (in Fairbanks) or firstname.lastname@example.org.