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Thanks for helping others enjoy holidays

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We want to thank the amazing people who helped us provide holiday food and gifts to 1,700 local families (about 2,200 people in all) this holiday season. The need in the community was tremendous, even overwhelming -- and yet, through so much generosity on the part of individuals, families, schools, churches, and other organizations, we were able to serve a large number of families in need.
We especially want to acknowledge the groups that adopted 20 or more families, making a difference in so many lives. Four groups each adopted over 100 households from Thanksgiving through Christmas: Cascade High School (162), Advent Lutheran Church (162) Everett High School (151), and Our Savior's Lutheran Church (100).
Several other groups adopted at least 20 households: Central Lutheran Church, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, Snohomish High School, and Delta Community Baptist Church.
We wish we could thank each and every donor by name, but there are simply too many -- and that is a wonderful problem to have! On behalf of all the families who were able to celebrate the holidays with a special meal and some gifts, thank you for the difference you made.
Phil Smith,
Volunteers of America Western Washington

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