Volunteers with the Seaford-Blades Associated Charities pack up boxes of toys and food to be delivered to families in the Seaford School District. The organization has been helping families in need for 72 years, 52 of them under the direction of Ginny Short of Seaford. From left: Louise Marine, Denise Short and Jim Marine, all of Seaford.

Photo by Lynn R. Parks

For seven decades, Associated Charities has been helping families at Christmas