From 2013 – Advance Media New York President Tim Kennedy high-fives with Santa while hawking The Post-Standard as an “old newsboy.” Photo by Dick Blume.
The Old Newsboys campaign started 89 years ago to raise money to help the needy buy coal to heat their homes in the winter. Now, any amount you’re able to donate goes directly toward the annual Salvation Army-sponsored Christmas Bureau, which provides toys, books, and food for Onondaga County families in need during the holiday season.
Last year, more than 2,500 families participated in the annual toy and food drive sponsored by the Salvation Army and the United Way. They lined up to choose one toy and one book per child in the family, plus a grocery gift card for a holiday meal and food for the school break. In Onondaga County, more than 6,300 children received gifts. For some, they were the only gifts under the tree. The need is even greater this year. Our goal is $75,000.
Since we will not be selling papers in person, on December 11th, we invite you to view a special e-edition of The Post-Standard.
Thank you for helping to make the holidays better for Central New York families.