timberland work boots uk Holiday Hope donation drive for needy families this Christmas
As you start your holiday shopping this year, one Lancaster County charity hopes you include a needy family on your list.
Holiday Hope is currently collecting donations to benefit more than a hundred families who otherwise might not have a Christmas this year.
The group Lancaster warehouse is filled with donations collected throughout the year, but it still not enough to provide Christmas for the more than 100 families who asked the charity for help this year.
have a lot of applications, many more than we did at this time last year, said Cheri Henry, Holiday Hope founder.
Henry founded Holiday Hope four years ago, helping three families herself that first year. She was inspired by a family tradition that she witnessed as a young girl.
mom used to take Christmas gifts to a family every year and then Christmas dinner and I always remember how touching it was, how they would cry when we came in, Henry said.
In addition to collecting donations, Holiday Hope is also looking for groups of friends or coworkers who will adopt a family and give them a very, merry Christmas.
small police department, a small community like this, if we can adopt a family and do this type of thing for the holidays, I sure there many other civic organizations that could do the same, said Cpl. John Michener of Lancaster County Southern Regional Police Department.
The officers are adopting a family and the police department at 3284 Main Street in Conestoga Township is one of the drop off locations for donations as well.
run into a lot of families that are in need of items. You can see it when we go to these houses sometimes and if we could just give them Christmas Day, one less thing to think about, we happy, Michener said.
Tuesday through Thursday, the Ruby Tuesday at the Rockvale Outlets will donate 20 percent of the proceeds of your bill to Holiday Hope. All you have to do is present the charity flyer. The restaurant is located at 35 S Willowdale Dr 801, Lancaster, PA 17602.