Miami Holiday Project spreads cheer to area children

Help brighten the holidays for local children by donating to The Miami Holiday Project, a local annual service event spearheaded by Miami University's Classified Personnel Advisory Committee (CPAC).

The Miami Holiday Project is a local service project that accepts donations for children in foster care in Butler and Preble counties.  All of the children are under county court supervision, many due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.  

Organizers want to raise $20,000 by Dec. 4 in order to shop for the children and provide them with something special on their wish list.  The project serves around 150-200 children annually from the donations and support of the community.  The money goes toward clothing, hygiene needs, books, toys and special need items for children with disabilities.

The deadline for donations is Dec. 4, and all checks or donations can be made out to Miami Holiday Project, 106 Phillips Hall, 420 S. Oak St., Oxford, Ohio 45056.  

You can also donate new toys, books, games or balls. Departments or groups can sign up on the Holiday Project site ( to share their fundraisers. You can also donate your time and help shop for gifts at 6 a.m. on Dec. 7 at Meijer and/or help wrap gifts 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4- 6 p.m. Dec. 9-12 at Phillips Hall racquetball courts. 

For more information, please contact Anita Sackenheim, chair of the Miami Holiday Project at or call ( 513) 529-2700.