Holiday tradition continues 110 families in the greater Seaford area will be receiving Christmas packages

Seventy years ago, the Seaford Lions Club coordinated an effort to have a central support for charitable giving during the Christmas season.

This resulted in the birth of one of the area's most familiar charities, the Seaford-Blades Associated Charities (SBAC).

The goal of SBAC is to assure that families in need during the holidays receive help, void of a duplication of services, which allow more families to be served.

For 50 years Virginia (Ginny) Short has been the driving force behind the coordination of Seaford-Blades Associated Charities. The charity has helped thousands of people over the years.

This year more than 110 families in the greater Seaford area will be receiving Christmas packages, including food, clothing and toys through SBAC.

Area schools, churches, civic groups and individuals have donated canned goods, clothing and new toys to be given to families who are struggling to have an adequate holiday.

Volunteers have been gathering at the Seaford DuPont Union Hall in Seaford to help sort through the many donations and prepare to have them packaged for delivery a few days before Christmas.

Short says those families receiving charity support from SBAC at Christmas will receive chicken, scrapple, bread and canned vegetables. Those with children will also receive toys.

Anyone interested in making a monetary donation can mail it to SBAC, 723 Washington Ave., Seaford, DE 19973. For more information about the charity call Short at 629-8344.

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