The funds go solely to purchase food for the holiday baskets.
The administration efforts are handled by volunteers and the baskets are packed and delivered by members of the Ossining Volunteer Fire Department and other community members.
The Baker-Collyer Christmas Cheer Fund celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015.
It was started by an Ossining merchant who witnessed two children picking through a garbage pile for food..
Last year, nearly 400 needy families in the Ossining area received holiday food baskets due to the Fund’s generous contributors and many volunteers.
Please consider being part of this 100 plus year tradition. Contributions can be sent to the Baker-Collyer Cheer Fund, c/o John Crawford, Chairman, PO Box, 508, Ossining, NY 10562 or by clicking the DONATE button on this site.
PHOTOS: Members of the Ossining Volunteer Fire Department and others pack and distribute baskets to needy families/courtesy