Shine Your Light annual campaign starts Wednesday

Published on Tuesday, 17 December 2013 10:05 - Written by

Coming in Wednesday’s paper, it’s the most wonderful time of the year: the Shine Your Light campaign.

The campaign is an annual holiday fundraiser and benefits various East Texas charities.

The campaign be-gan in 2008 with a total raised of $114,642.69, divided evenly between among the agencies.

The amount has grown during the years, with a combined $822,688.02, so far.

Previous agencies recognized are the East Texas Food Bank, The Salvation Army, People Attempting to Help (PATH), East Texas Rescue Mission, Bethesda Health Clinic, Meals On Wheels, St. Paul Children’s Foundation, The King’s Storehouse, the East Texas Crisis Center, Christian Men’s Job Corps, Christian Women’s Job Corps, Children’s Advocacy Center, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Hospice of East Texas, Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County and Samaritan Counseling Center of Tyler.

Check out Wednesday’s paper to see who this year’s recipients will be.