Since 1965, Beacon Santa has helped families provide holiday gifts for their children; the fund now helps families in Maynard and 14 other communities. The Beacon Santa Fund is a nonprofit organization administered by GateHouse Media New England, the parent company for 12 weekly papers in 15 communities.
Applications are available at the Maynard Town Clerk’s Office.
Important Dates for the 2017 Season are:
OCTOBER 31st – Deadline for applicant forms and letters to be returned to the Beacon Santa office
NOVEMBER 27th thru DECEMBER 1st – Recipient vouchers mailed
DECEMBER 1st – First day to utilize Beacon Santa vouchers
DECEMBER 31st – Last day to utilize Beacon Santa vouchers
Donations pay for vouchers for food, clothing and toys at area supermarkets and department stores during the holidays.
How can someone donate?
By mail: Beacon Santa Fund, c/o Middlesex Savings Bank, P.O. Box 645, Maynard, MA 01754
In person: 150 Baker Ave. Extension, Suite 101, Concord; 9 Meriaam St., Lexington;or at the Middlesex Savings Bank branch on Nason Street in Maynard.
Online: Through PayPal at the Beacon Santa website, bedford.wickedlocal.com/topics/beacon-santa