Every year around the holidays DeWitt Rotary members go out into the streets and hawk special editions of the newspaper to raise holiday gift money for CNY children. This is what is called the Old Newsboys Fundraiser and dates back to the early 1900s.
The Salvation Army hosts a toy/food giveaway in December for families in need and this money goes toward that event. This event serves more than 2500 families including over 7000 children and provides gifts, books and food baskets (turkey dinner).
This year the fundraiser was held December 12th and 13th and yes, DeWitt Rotarians were out there selling newspapers and collecting donations.
But it is 2015 and we are already collecting for this years event!
We can now collect any donations online at www.syracuse.com/oldnewsboys
Just pretend we are out in the cold asking for your donation and you say "SURE!"...
Click on the link, select DeWiTT Rotary from the dropdown menu and donate. Donations start as low as $10!
Thank you so much and have a great holiday season!
Joe McCarthy hawking papers at Shoppingtown Mall on December 12th, 1997! Joe will be there this year as well!