By Chelsea Ritter
The Daily Item
Amber Neidig, 31, of Sunbury, applied for the Here. For Good. campaign for the first time this year. “I heard about it through the United Way,” she said. Her son, 3, is hoping to get some PJ Mask toys for Christmas this year.“I don’t really need anything, but I’m on a fixed income,” Neidig said. She said her son’s early Head Start program gave him some presents last year for the holidays.
The 2021 Here. For Good. campaign is a continuation of the Needy Family Fund that has raised more than $3.1 million since 1987 during the holiday season to help the Valley’s less fortunate. The campaign is administered by Salvation Army citadels in Milton and Sunbury and sponsored by The Daily Item, Sunbury Broadcasting Corp. and Mifflinburg Bank & Trust.
The 1994 Charles B. Degenstein Foundation also will match the first $50,000 in donations.
Today’s donations include: Evelyn O’Connell, in memory of Robert O’Connell, $1,000; The Pope Insurance Agency, $1,000; Dalton and Mary Savidge, $800, Anna Mary Wetzel, $500; John and Barbara Pagana, $500; Tom and Lois Clark, $500; David and Lestia Grill in memory of Claire and Alan Grill, $250; Ann Weatherill, $250; Michael and Ann Aurand, $200; Teresa Drost Buzzini, $150; The Popp Family, $100; D Ranck, $100; The Silbermans, $100; Donald and Tammy Hiller, $100; William and Marjory Shoemaker, $100; E.L. Straub, $100; Lewis and Judy Straub, in memory of Grace Seorer, $50; Cusick Family, $50; Victoria Sams, $50 and $1,450 in anonymous donations.
The current total for this year’s campaign stands at $92,303.78.
Donors can make checks payable to Here. For Good. Campaign and mail or drop them off at any location of program co-sponsor Mifflinburg Bank & Trust. Donors also can mail a check to 250 E. Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, PA 17844 or donate online at www.hereforgoodcampaign.org.