YWCA Princeton’s St. Nicholas Project is seeking help to spread cheer this holiday season. The project provides holiday presents to help local families in need. Gifts can be donated by community members, individuals, families and businesses.
The St. Nicholas Project was founded in 2000 by Princeton resident and long-time YWCA supporter Jill Jachera, who saw the need to help families in Princeton.
The project, originally called the YWCA Adopt-a-Family, was renamed after its first year in memory of Jachera’s nephew Nichols Nutile, who was killed in an automobile accident in 2001. She continues to lead the drive each year encouraging businesses and individuals to join her effort to enrich the lives of local families and strengthen our community.
Any individual, organization, family and business can participate, by choosing to sponsor a family or an individual. Toys, clothes, gift cards and food are greatly needed and appreciated. Contact Jill Jachera at firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 5 with your current contact information (name, email address, and phone number) and you will be provided with a “wish list” for a particular family and/or individual.
Gifts should be new and unwrapped, and must be dropped off on Tuesday, Dec. 11, between 8 a.m. and noon at the YWCA Princeton’s Bramwell House, located at 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton.
For those who wish to contribute and cannot shop, a tax-deductible donation can be made to the YWCA Princeton. By indicating the donation is for the St. Nicholas Project, the entire donation will be used to provide scholarships for students in the Young Wonders Child Development Center.
For more information, visit ywcaprinceton.org.