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Community Services League

Community Services League
This year the Christmas Store will help more than 1,500 families get a variety of gifts for their families this holiday season, along with a holiday meal.

“Looks like we’re going to be busy again this afternoon,” said Community Services League special events assistant Sharon Wingate as volunteers lined up at the front doors to welcome patrons to the CSL’s annual Christmas Store event.We have so much more room than we did when we had our Christmas store at our building, and when you can take your time and look at all our presents, it just puts you in the Christmas spirit.” This year the Christmas Store will help more than 1,500 families get a variety of gifts for their families this holiday season, along with a holiday meal that includes a turkey or chicken and all the holiday side dishes.“I never really thought I would be coming to this Christmas Store, but I lost my job because of the pandemic, and I just don’t have the money right now to (buy) anything for my two girls,” Toothman said.

All gifts are arranged on tables for boys and girls aged 6 to 12 months, 12 to 18 months, 2 to 3 years, 4 to 5 years, 6 to 8 years, 9 to 12 years and teens.“And I’m so thankful for the Community Services League.

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