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Opinion Letters Thanks for community support of Holiday Angels

Macon Program for Progress would like to extend their sincere gratitude for another successful Holiday Angels project. MPP receives no state or federal funds to support this program and depends solely on community support from individuals and from other service agencies. All monetary donations are either used for purchasing food, clothing, toys, or other household supplies for eligible families including the elderly. This year family sponsors adopted anywhere from one child up to forty-five children.

Holiday Angels sponsors gave monetary donations, adopted families and arranged shopping trips, provided food, and shopped and delivered gifts for participants.

Over $1700 dollars worth of food gift cards were distributed to elderly, special needs adults and families with young children; over $1,000 was spent to shop for children who were not matched with a sponsor.

The Holiday Angels staff extends a special thanks to those agencies who worked relentlessly to ensure as many families as possible were helped and to avoid duplication, including Care Net, Toys for Tots, local churches, and Macon County School Counselors. On behalf of families who received assistance and MPP Holiday Angels everyone extends their true appreciation. The spirit of Christmas is not always magical for disadvantaged families; however with everyone’s support, Holiday Angels will continue to touch lives.

Glenda Sherman — Program Coordinator

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