12.13-14 The Homeless Families Foundation’s Holiday Store

The Homeless Families Foundation’s Holiday Store Provides the “Gift of Giving” for Families during the Holiday Season

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This holiday season, The Homeless Families Foundation is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its Holiday Store with a goal to brighten the holidays of the families supported by the foundation. This year the store is open for families to shop on December 13-14 and 17-21.

Started in 2008, The Homeless Families Foundation created the Holiday Store to better meet the needs of the growing number of children they serve during the holiday season. This program allows parents, with the assistance of a staff member or volunteer, to select free gifts for their children ranging in age from newborn to 18 years old.

“Creating the Holiday Store is a way for us to support the families we serve who cannot afford to give gifts during the holidays,” said Beth Fetzer-Rice, Executive Director of The Homeless Families Foundation. “Our store is designed by the Express Merchandising team, and it gives the parents that simple yet meaningful joy of picking out the perfect Christmas presents for their child. This year we plan to provide Christmas to 250-300 children.”

The Homeless Families Foundation will be collecting donated gifts from November 28 to December 10 at their location at 33 N. Grubb St. Donations will be accepted Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gifts must be new and unwrapped.

For more information about the Holiday Store or to volunteer during the holiday season, please visit http://homelessfamiliesfoundation.org/act/holiday-store.html.

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ABOUT THE HOMELESS FAMILIES FOUNDATION

The Homeless Families Foundation educates and nurtures children while empowering families to achieve stable housing and self-sufficiency. HFF believes all children in our community should have a home – and the key to ending homelessness is a stable family. HFF serves more than 275 families, including more than 800 children every year. 237 of these children receive educational services from the HFF Dowd Center. HFF provided 17,982 meals during after school and summer programs. More information is available at http://homelessfamiliesfoundation.org/.

MEDIA CONTACT: Angela Krile, Krile Communications, 740-974-3948, angela@krilecommunications.com

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