Manassas Journal Messenger | Restaurant challenges other businesses to donate to basket

Kilroy’s Restaurant in Featherstone Plaza will donate $100 a day to the Manassas Journal Messenger/Potomac News and Prince William Salvation Army Christmas Basket through the end of the fund drive, and is challenging other businesses or individuals to do the same.

Norman Farrington of Woodbridge also donated

another $100 to the Christmas

Basket today. An anonymous donor contributed $100.

The drive kicked off on Thanksgiving Day with $1,600 in donations.

This total exceeded last year’s Thanksgiving day donations by $200.

Potomac News/Manassas Journal Messenger Publisher Mark Laskowski set this year’s goal at $45,000. Last year, the Basket raised $41,619 between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

Salvation Army helps residents with utility and other bills year-round and provides toys and food during the Christmas season.

The funds are distributed based on a system of guidelines set up by the organization’s national headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Donations can be brought to the Manassas Journal Messenger office, located at 9009 Church Street in Old Town Manassas, or to the Potomac News office at 14010 Smoketown Road in Woodbridge.

They can also be delivered to the Salvation Army at 17688 Possum Point Road in Dumfries.

Any contributions by mail can be sent to P.O. Box 2470, Woodbridge, VA 22195.

Donations may come from individuals, groups or anonymous donors.

Donors contributing in memory of friends or family are encouraged to write a brief message.

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