What can we say? Our 'Christmas Wish to the Rescue' was a huge success. Thanks to the generosity of Central New York, many kids in need in our community are going to have a merrier Christmas.

It all started in November, when we partnered with the Rome Rescue Mission and began asking you, our listeners and followers, to help children in need during the holiday season. Each weekday throughout November and December, each personality on Lite 98.7 would feature a child and ask if someone would sponsor that child.

Not only did the children get sponsored when we mentioned them on-air, we actually had people calling the station asking if they could sponsor a child, as well.

Because of the generosity and kindness of Central New Yorkers, ALL the children were sponsored... That's over 100 kids who are now going to have a better Christmas.

Just look at all these gifts:

All the Presents Collected During Our 'Christmas Wish to the Rescue'
Photo Credit: Beth Coombs/TSM

Even after all the kids were sponsored, more gifts were coming in. Generic gifts for little boys and girls, hats and hoodies, gloves and scarves, and assortment of other goodies for those in need.

We can't thank the community enough for coming together and helping these children in need. Whether it's raising money during America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk Weekend, fundraising efforts during fires, flooding, or other tragedies, or any other cause, Central New Yorkers are there for each other.

Again, from all of us here at Lite 98.7, thank you!




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