|Demand Triples This Holiday Season For Local Charity Organization
||[Dec. 8th, 2006|03:16 pm]
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Hi everyone. This article was in the Tribune Star. There are a lot kids this year that aren't going to get anything for Christmas! Remember how important everything was a child? The shock of thinking that Santa didn't come must be awful. Anyway, if you have the means, maybe stop by and drop off a gift or two.
While many families are out shopping for gifts to put under the Christmas tree, in Vigo County one in six children is living in poverty, and some will not have a Christmas this year.
"I know that there are some of these families that would not have a Christmas, said Rose Aycock, Covenant Cooperative Ministries. “I know that there would be children that wake up on Christmas morning with nothing under their tree."
Aycock, along with Covenant Cooperative Ministries, is working feverishly, collecting items for families like Deanna Gilbrech so her children will have gifts under their tree.
"You know we've had some hard times where the things aren't always as good as you'd like them to be, and sometimes the kids don't understand, and there's not a real easy way to explain," said Deanna Gilbrech, single mom.
Aycock said this year the number of kids signed up for Christmas help has tripled. Close to 1,200 children in Vigo County applied for their teen and little angels program, and 400 of them are on a waiting list.
Getting involved is easy. All you have to do is come by one of the locations and pick up one of the tags.
Glenn Cardwell with the Department of Child Services said without local charity organizations,"It would be pretty bleak, because the programs just aren't set up more than just bare minimum really."
This is why this family is thankful to be living in a community that reaches out.
"We're very grateful,” said Deanna. “Yeah it's important that everyone in the community pulls together and helps each other."
Covenant Cooperative Ministries has 10 locations for teen and little angel trees.
All you have to do is pick up a tag, and all of the information is posted on it to make a donation.
For more information or to make a donation you can also Contact Covenant Cooperative ministries at 812-478-7700