Miami Holiday Project: It's not too late to sign up to help

Raffle winners receive their prizes

A stuffed dog peeks out of a red gift bag

It's not too late to donate and help.

Miami’s Classified Personnel Advisory Committee raised $1,838 during the raffle fundraiser for Miami’s Holiday Project.

Congratulations to:

  • Denise Withrow, Rebekah Keasling and Karla Marie Guinigundo - hockey tickets
  • Barb Wright - Miami gear basket
  • Susan Gray - fireside basket
  • Banafsheh Seyed-Aghazadeh - gift card basket
  • Wayne Odell - movie basket
  • Mark de Saint-Rat - football party basket

Want to help?

Donations run through Dec. 4 and can be sent to Miami Holiday Project, 106 Phillips Hall, 420 S. Oak Street, Oxford, OH 45056. They were able to provide gifts for 162 children last year.

The Holiday Project is still looking to fill some volunteer spots. Consider donating your time and help shop for gifts at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Meijer Hamilton West and/or help wrap gifts 11 a.m. –1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Dec. 10-13 at Phillips Hall racquetball courts.

Volunteers sign up at

The annual Holiday Project is spearheaded by Miami’s Classified Personnel Advisory Committee (CPAC) and the Unclassified Personnel Advisory Committee. It accepts donations for children who are under court supervision, many due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment.

Money raised goes toward toys, clothes, and other items that volunteers purchase according to the wish list. Some items on the wish list include: bath towels and Halloween costumes.

For more information, contact Anita Sackenheim, chair of the Holiday Project at