Fourteen local charities will have a few extra dollars in their bank accounts as they head into the Christmas season.

As has become an annual tradition, the Steinbach MCC Community Assistance Centre announced Friday that they would be donating several thousands of dollars back into their community.

“We have a total of $46,000 that will be dispersed in varying amounts,” states Executive Director Jason Hiebert. “Every year, the MCC Board thoughtfully looks at each organization that applies and gives back as they feel is needed.”

This year, that money will be distributed between fourteen non-profits, each with their own objective.

(Executive Director Jason Hiebert)

-Agape House Eastman Crisis Center
-Eastman Special Olympics
-Eden Heath care service
-enVision Foundation
-HavenGroup Foundation
-Heartland Quilters
-ROC Eastman
-Soup’s On
-Southeast Helping Hands
-Steinbach Community Outreach
-Steinbach Family Resource Centre
-Steinbach Mennonite Church Sew and Sews
-Today House
-Youth For Christ Steinbach

“They partner with us in many ways to help the people of Steinbach," comments Hiebert, "and each one of these organizations has a specific thing that they do.” All of them, he adds, are hugely influential in making the city a better place to live.