98th ANNUAL EDITH CASEY CHRISTMAS STOCKING FUND
1920 - 2018
The Edith Casey Christmas Stocking Fund is a year-round fund administered by the Columbia County Department of Social Services.
The Fund was named after Miss Edith Casey, who in 1920 was an agent with the Columbia County Committee of State Charities (now the Columbia County Department of Social Services).
The mission of the fund is to provide assistance for individuals and families experiencing hard times, especially during the holiday season by providing gifts for children.
During the 2017 holiday season, over 879 children received gifts from the Fund. In addition, the Fund is available throughout the year to help needy families and individuals cover prescription drug costs, and other emergency household expenses that are not covered by existing resources.
December 3, 2018 to December 7, 2018: toy donations will also be accepted at Radio Shack from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as the week the store is open.
December 10, 2018 to December 14, 2018: the store will be open to the public and shopping times will be scheduled between the hours of 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The store will be located at the old Radio Shack store location, 160 Fairview Avenue, Hudson.
We held our annual Saturday toy collection yesterday, with the Edith Casey staff in the Fairview Plaza.
THANK YOU to everyone who donated this year!