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Eveline Rivers Christmas Project and Xcel partner for the 2013 toy run


T

is' the season, and for a
local charity group that's helped thousands of children in the last three decades, its taken back its original name and at the same time, a new organizing sponsor.


President of the Board, Millie Bingham said,

"

L

ast year, we were just kind

of

going through a new transition, and took off a year, but
I went to Eveline and said, 'Eveline, I've had so many calls of why are we not doing this toy run, and I said, we're going to do it.'"


Bingham said X

cel

Energy is also the project's new sponsor, and has already begun to make large donations to the project's cause.



She said

X


cel also reached out to some of it out-of-town contractors, and now the group is receiving check

s from them as well.



Xcel

spokesperson, Wes Reeves said

a lot of employees from the company already volunteer
with the project and that it was just a perfect match.



"

Y

ou know when you miss a year, there is some fear of well y

ou

know we may not ever get to do this again, because the community moves on

,

and other event

s

fill its place

." Reeves said.



"S

o we wanted to get it back on the for

e-

front of people

s

mind as an event you don't want to miss this time of year.


"


And

as for the funds

...



"

I

t is unbelievable what it does for the project because it allows us to take care of the kids

,

"


Bingham said.

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