99th ANNUAL EDITH CASEY CHRISTMAS STOCKING FUND
1920 – 2019
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 2018 holiday season, 942 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.
While the Department of Social Services administers the fund, many public/private organizations, individual donors and volunteers are instrumental in its operation and success.
The Fund is largely dependent on donations from the community and all proceeds benefit those individuals and families residing in Columbia County only.
Some dates to keep in mind:
November 25, 2019 (Monday): Toy donations will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Columbia County Department of Social Services, 25 Railroad Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534. Monetary donations should be sent to the Edith Casey Christmas Stocking Fund, c/o Ann Delaney, Columbia County Department of Social Services, PO Box 458 Hudson, New York 12534.
December 3, 2019 (Tuesday) to December 6, 2019 (Friday): toy donations will also be accepted at the Edith Casey Stocking Fund Store (old Radio Shack) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as the week the store is open (12/9 to 12/13).
December 7, 2019 (Saturday): The annual Elf Day event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bill Williams of FM 93.5 will provide music. The Elves will be located by the intersections in the Fairview Plaza and in front of the Greenport Branch of the Bank of Greene County. Donations of toys and money can be made to any of the elves on that day.
December 9, 2019 (Monday) to December 13, 2019 (Friday): 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.
Thank YOU for your support – we can’t do it without YOU!