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Christmas For Children: Spreading Holiday Cheer to Those in Need

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Christmas For Children: Spreading Holiday Cheer to Those in Need

Rebecca Kalmbach

Carolinas Key Club members join Santa Claus to bring joy to the residents of Boys and Girls Homes.

Carolinas Key Club members join Santa Claus to bring joy to the residents of Boys and Girls Homes.

The Boys and Girls Homes of Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina provide a safe haven for young people who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect, offering temporary placements for children in crisis. Many children in the cottages of Lake Waccamaw have been physically, mentally, or sexually abused. Some come from homes where parents suffer from drug addiction or mental illness and they lack even the bare necessities for a healthy life. The Boys and Girls Homes acts as a refuge from these situations and advocates for children by way of adoption services. As the District Project of the Carolinas, Key Club members have partnered with the Boys and Girls Homes to support the programs, facilities, and missions at Lake Waccamaw.

With Christmas drawing closer, we picture decorated trees, glowing strings of lights, gingerbread houses, and an abundance of gifts. Unfortunately, many children at the Boys and Girls Homes have never experienced the warmth and cheer we are all blessed with feeling during the holiday season. Some residents have never celebrated the holidays or received a Christmas gift at all. However, we have the ability to make this year’s Christmas memorable for the children at Lake Waccamaw. If each Carolinas Key Club would send just $100.00 to the Christmas for Children campaign, we could buy clothes, sports equipment, toys, and computers for each cottage. We could additionally purchase learning aids for every child in the Boys and Girls Homes. There isn’t a more meaningful way to share the joy of the Christmas season than becoming part of such an effort.

Stories of harm, despair, and abuse are not the exceptions at the Boys and Girls Homes. These stories are common and represent the lives of so many. We ask for your donations and thoughts to bring Christmas and aid to these incredible boys and girls. Please send your contributions from clubs, foundations, businesses or personal funds to the address below. All contributions must be received by December 10, 2013.

From the Carolinas District of Key Club, thank you in advance for your help with the Christmas for Children campaign. Any donation is greatly appreciated, large or small, but we ask that you help as you are able. The impact of this campaign will truly be felt if we can meet 100% of the need at the Boys and Girls Homes this Christmas season.

Checks can be made payable to Boys and Girls Homes

Donations may be sent to:

Christmas for Children

c/o J. Scott Johnson

2008 Pinecrest Drive

Greenville, NC 27858

 

Christmas for Children: Making a difference at Christmas for children that desperately need love and care.