​Sewanee Operation Noel — Providing Abundant Holidays for All

In just a few weeks, it will be Christmas. While many are already planning ahead about gifts to buy and food to eat, there are those not so fortunate. In our area, there are children who may not get presents and families that may not have an abundant holiday meal.

Sewanee Operation Noel is a group that was formed many years ago by the Sewanee Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) to provide help for families in need. They provide food and/or toys during the Christmas season. The SVFD, in conjunction with FROST (Fund Raising Operational Support Team) and the Community Action Committee (CAC), organize the purchasing and distribution of goods.

To be eligible, families must fill out an application. Every family needs to fill out a new application whether you have received from Operation Noel before or not. An application will ensure that the organizers have all the pertinent information in order to provide for everyone in need. The deadline for returning applications is Monday, Dec. 14. Families eligible for Operation Noel must live on top of Sewanee Mountain in the following communities: Sewanee, Midway, Jump Off and on Sherwood Road. Application below.

To make a donation of money, non-perishable food items or new toys, please take items to the Fire Hall or Police Department located behind duPont Library, Print Services located in the old Beta House, or the CAC located at Otey Memorial Parish.

Food and toys will be available for pickup in the large parking lot beside Cravens Hall, 435 Kentucky Ave., on Dec. 23 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please stay in your vehicle. SVFD and FROST members will be there to assist in loading of the items.

If you have any questions please call 598-3400 and leave a message.