To the Editor:

A heart-felt thank you to everyone who helped make the Keizer Chamber Foundation’s Gift Basket Program successful.

One hundred twenty four families had food, clothing and toys because of your generosity.  I wish there was room to name all the help we received to make this program a success.  I hope you felt the spirit of Christmas knowing your generosity brought Christmas into the eyes and hearts of 387 children and their families this year.

I make it a point to deliver a box or two at the completion of our program.  We receive paychecks of the heart; seeing the joy in a child’s eyes when we bring a brand new bicycle, a new coat, food and a friendly smile.  I wish you could have witnessed the three year old I visited.  Ah, the joy!

The Keizer Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the women of Keizer Network of Women (KNOW) are proud to be a part of the Keizer community.  We get bigger and better every year and it’s only because of you!  Thank you!

Audrey Butler
Keizer