2020 Racheal MacLeod Christmas Dinner Box Project
In the 1990s, Racheal MacLeod had a vision to help local families enjoy a special Christmas dinner gift. The program has become known as the Racheal MacLeod Christmas Dinner Box Project. With Racheal’s passing in 2014, the community has come together to continue this much needed service for local families who find themselves in need during this Christmas season.
As Racheal’s annual tradition of distributing these gift-wrapped Christmas boxes grew, she found it helpful to collaborate with local agencies to help in the distribution of these boxes. Racheal would carefully wrap each box and lovingly fill it with a complete Christmas dinner for a Juneau family in need. This eventually became a year round project for Racheal, her family, and friends who often helped her by either wrapping the boxes she stacked in her living room, donating monetarily, or even buying cases of green beans or whatever was needed to fill the boxes. Eventually the program outgrew the MacLeod’s living room and was moved to a larger venue where the program now serves approximately 350 families a year! Many in our community have donated generously to ensure this tradition continues. This year, we will again expect to serve more than 350 families through the Racheal MacLeod Christmas Dinner Box Project and we would love for you to be a part of this year’s effort.
The Women of the Moose, Juneau Chapter 439 have jumped in again to help our fabulous volunteers fundraise and coordinate the delivery of the food. The Thunder Mountain & Juneau Douglas High School Interact Clubs then supply the hands-on labor needed to pack these Christmas dinner boxes and get the job done.
A special thank you to Super Bear & Foodland IGA for their gracious ongoing discount of food items.
The amazing monetary support of local businesses and the generous people of Juneau help make this project a reality.
We are asking you to please consider a monetary donation to help us meet our goal of raising $11,000. In order to purchase the food items for more than 350 Juneau families.
Every $30 will secure a Christmas Dinner for a family that would not otherwise be able to afford one.
Our local Salvation Army will again be managing the distribution of these boxes and will be handing them out to families in mid-December, so we need to act fast to make this happen.
Thank you in advance for any support you are able to provide!