Gazette launches Cheer Club

HOUGHTON – The Daily Mining Gazette and The Salvation Army are looking for the community’s help to spread a little holiday cheer.

“It’s been many years. Many, many years that we’ve teamed with the Salvation Army for the cheer club, and it’s something that we look forward to doing every year,” Daily Mining Gazette Publisher Michael Scott said.

The Cheer Club is looking for donations of new, unwrapped toys and clothing for children, which can be dropped off at The Daily Mining Gazette office during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Salvation Army will then pick up the toys and gifts for sorting and distribution.

“The Salvation Army does a great job of making sure that the gifts that are donated go to the appropriate children,” Scott said.

Emily Hoover, who is the case manager for The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope program, said that the application deadline for distributions is on Friday and that the toys and gifts will be distributed Dec. 19.

Scott said that working with The Salvation Army is a great way to give back to the community.

“We think it’s so important that the kids in our community are able to recieve Christmas gifts like all their peers, and this is a wonderful way to do that,” Scott said. “The Salvation Army does so much in our community throughout the year, and to be able to work with them during the holiday season – it’s just the right thing to do.”