Akwesasne’s Holiday Helpers reach goal of $60,000 — Amazing show of community support!

Members of the Akwesasne community pulled off an amazing event last Friday, December 11th, 2015. The day kicked off in the early morning hours as “Holiday Helpers” whipped up breakfast as fundraising efforts began. Throughout the day, the cooking continued as people stopped by to make a donation and show their support. Aside from the tasty food, a unique and popular fundraising initiative continued this year where community members were “arrested” and needed to get “bailed out”. Each “prisoner” had a set price that they needed to reach before being released. Holiday Helpers met their fundraising goal, almost right down to the penny – $60,251.09 to purchase food and gifts for Akwesasne community members who are in need. On Friday December 11, 2015 at the Hogansburg –Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department, the fundraisers brought in an amazing $30,251.09 (currency breakdown – $17,398.24 US and 12,852.85 CAN). Community members pulled together to ensure

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