Chatham Goodfellows report this year’s Porchlight campaign saw donations dip by about $600 compared to 2018.
Overall, Monday evening’s blitz by more than 560 volunteers through neighbourhoods in Chatham yielded more than 100 boxes of donated non-perishable food, enough new toys to fill 70 boxes, and more than $43,900 in monetary donations.
According to Goodfellows officials, the board of directors is appreciative of the continued support and generosity of the volunteers and the Chatham-Kent residents to ensure “No Child Without a Christmas.”
It was the Goodfellows 65th Porchlight campaign.
Toy packing takes place from Dec. 9 to 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Leeson Drive in Chatham behind Honda House.
Toy delivery takes place Dec. 17.
Street sales will take place Dec. 13 and 14.
Food packing takes place at the Spirit and Life Centre Dec. 18.