Keeping Auburn Warm Seeks Donations During The Holidays

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With the temperatures dropping, Keeping Auburn Warm wants residents to help out.
With the temperatures dropping, Keeping Auburn Warm wants residents to help out. Photo Credit: Rick Sobey

AUBURN, Mass. – With some forecasters predicting an extremely chilly winter, Keeping Auburn Warm is hoping that residents can lend a hand this holiday season.

“A donation to Keeping Auburn Warm particularly during ‘this season of giving’ is a way of keeping hope alive for these many families and individuals, both your neighbors and mine,” according to a press release from Keeping Auburn Warm. “The resources available through Keeping Auburn Warm are limited. We address the ever increasing needs of the applicants by cutting back on the quantity of fuel delivered to each household in order to reach out to additional families.

“We do our best, but we need your help,” the committee added.

Keeping Auburn Warm has been a private, non-profit organization since 2008, dedicated to raising funds for the goal of providing fuel assistance and winter weatherization projects to help Auburn residents truly in need. 

This year it received $2,500 from the Auburn Foundation for fuel assistance for low-income residents. Auburn residents must apply for help and meet income eligibility guidelines.

For more information about the organization, its upcoming events or to make a donation, contact Wayne Page at 508-832-3581 or send a donation to Keeping Auburn Warm Committee, PO Box 222, Auburn, MA 01501.  

The Keeping Auburn Warm Committee includes Wayne Page, the Rev. Douglas Geeze, the Rev. Brian Grover, Cindy Blais, Ann Weston, Cheryl Westerman, Carl Westerman, Richard Langevin, Heather Page, Trevor Jewers, Robert Breault and Pat Bukoski.

Call Up Santa Dec. 18

Want to ask Santa Claus for that new bicycle or video game system? Dec. 18 will be your chance to do so by phone in Auburn.

From 6 to 8 p.m., Santa will visit the local access cable television offices at Auburn High School for the annual call-in TV show. Children should call 508-832-5323 to speak with Santa and ask for gifts. The show will be aired on channel 13, the local cable station.  

In addition, people who are interested in reading a story or singing a song during the program should contact show producer Wayne Page at 508-832-3581.

“We’ve been doing this for 10 years, and it’s always a fun time for the kids to call up and talk to Santa,” Page said.

Click here to watch the show from two years ago on Auburn Community Television. 

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