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Letters to the Editor December 10, 2017


January 10, 2017

Community steps

up for needy kids


We would have never thought that two years ago the Kids Free Christmas Store would grow to serve so many children as it did on Saturday, Dec. 10!

We had 145 children getting gifts at no cost for their family members. We gave out 628 gifts.

Last year I put a box at Santiam Discount and Variety Store and requested the public to drop off new and unwrapped items under $10. Through my business and with my husband’s generous job bonus, I funded the event.

I did not want to carry the entire financial responsibility every year, so this year I recru...

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