Season For Caring

The holidays are a time of sharing and celebration for many, however within our local communities, many are struggling to meet their basic needs without adequate support. To help those in need, the Town of Carefree has developed a program and is partnered with Foothills Caring Corps for a Season for Caring, benefiting the many deserving seniors in our area.

L-R: Town of Carefree Councilwoman Cheryl Kroyer is joined by Foothills Caring Corps Executive Director Debbra Determan and Mayor Les Peterson for the launch announcement of the 2019 Carefree Season For Caring holiday giving campaign. Photo courtesy of the Town of Carefree.

Season for Caring donation jars will be available beginning Monday, Nov. 25 at a number of Carefree businesses, with retailers encouraging patrons to share some of their spare change from purchases during the season.

The Kiwanis Club of Carefree will match all monetary donations collected, up to $5,000, and the jars will be in prominent locations in participating businesses through Friday, Dec. 20.

The Town of Carefree is sponsoring an “Angel Tree” located in the Town Hall offices, where residents, businesses and visitors can select and sponsor a local Foothill Caring Corps beneficiary, providing them with a much needed gift of holiday cheer.

Persons wishing to support the “Angel Tree” program should have their wrapped gifts returned to Town Hall no later than Monday, Dec. 16, in order to have them distributed to the beneficiaries prior to the Christmas holidays.