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about THE billboards Locations and how to donate

Published: Thu, November 20, 2008 @ 12:00 a.m.

The Merry Christmas billboard project is spearheaded by five Mahoning Valley women who believe in putting Christ back in Christmas.

Donations: Send donations, by checks made out to Merry Christmas billboards, to Merry Christmas Billboards, P.O. Box 175, Niles, Ohio 44446. Donations are not tax-deductible.

Billboard locations: In the Mahoning Valley, billboards are located on Mahoning Avenue, east of state Route 46; Boardman-Canfield Road (U.S. Route 224), across from the Boardman Plaza; South Avenue near Mr. Anthony’s; Route 422 by Triple A in Niles; state Route 11 and Churchhill Road; Belmont Avenue near Belmont Eye Clinic; and state Route 82 near the Warren Outerbelt.

Comments from contributors: “Thank you for having the courage and ingenuity to shout to the world what the majority of us think!”

“Thanks for your fight to preserve Christmas.”

“Thank you for your billboard message. We consider it an honor to contribute to your efforts to keep Christ in Christmas, reminding the world it’s all about him.”

“Here’s a check to help defray your costs for the billboards. God will bless you for your wonderful gesture. Thanks for thinking of the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus."

“God bless you and your passion to keep Christ in Christmas.”

“Congratulations on opening eyes of many to return to the real meaning of Christmas.”

“There would be no ‘holiday’ sales if we weren’t honoring the birthday of Christ.”

“Thank you for raising the awareness of the religious significance of the season.”


1MBZ(2 comments)posted 6 years, 11 months ago

Instead of donating for these billboards, in which case money just goes to the advertising corporation, donate money to your local food bank, where people actually get HELP.

You can also donate to Feeding America, a national food bank, at http://www.feedingamerica.org

Why waste money on a billboard when so many people are suffering right now?

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2s_black(40 comments)posted 6 years, 11 months ago

These billboards have gotten a great deal of Vindy coverage. I can understand running a feature on some well-meaning women who clearly have the priorities in the wrong place, but to run another article soliciting donations? Really? This is news?

I agree with MBZ, give your money to something that will actually help people.

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3blsh948(1 comment)posted 6 years, 11 months ago

The billboards promote the "Christmas Spirit".
People in the Christmas Spirit are much more likely
to put money in the Salvation Army's kettle, and
donate to other charities.
The Christmas Spirit promotes an understanding that
Christmas is about GIVING and NOT receiving.
People in the Christmas Spirit are MUCH more likely
to help the needy in anyway they can,
whether it by donations of time or money.

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