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Christmas Families Program

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Christmas | 0 comments

Christmas is a time of sharing and celebration. Our Christmas Families Program is an opportunity for your family or group to share with a family in a very practical and enjoyable way. The staff selects approximately 100 families that have been assisted throughout the year and invites them to fill out a wish list for each member of the family. The families are encouraged to list practical gifts such as clothing, shoes and personal need items. They also fill out a household wish list for items such as towels, laundry detergent, bedding and small appliances. Last year when one group leader read...

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Warm Winter

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Christmas | 0 comments

In an effort to help keep our neighbors warm this winter the Needs Council is collecting new and gently used coats, as well as blankets, gloves and hats. Clients in need of coats will receive a voucher from the Needs Council for the free coats at St. Vincent de Paul. Many of our clients live in under-insulated older homes and trailers where space heaters provide their only heat. We need approximately 100 space heaters to help these clients. The space heaters must be new & have the tip over safety switch. All “warm winter” item donations may be brought to the Needs Council at 209 South...

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Angel Tree

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Christmas | 0 comments

Paaton Reeh’s elementary art students have decorated over 100 paper angels for our ANGEL TREE at Chase Bank. Each of these beautiful angels holds the wishes of a home bound senior or disabled adult who doesn’t have family to celebrate Christmas with. Their wish lists are fairly simple, two or three items to bring a smile on Christmas morning. Some common requests are slippers, chocolates, lotions and plants. The Fredericksburg Food Ministry will be providing a Christmas Dinner to each of these seniors. You can imagine how appreciated these gifts are! Please consider dropping by Chase Bank to...

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Love is like a Puzzle

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Directors Corner | 0 comments

One of Steve Jobs’ quotes a few days before he died was, “Love is like a puzzle, hard to piece together, but beautiful when all the right pieces are put together.” I believe the Needs Council is an excellent example of that puzzle of love. This organization attempts to put some very intricate pieces together on a daily basis. Clients come to us with broken pieces. Staff and volunteers listen and guide them in mending the repairable and gathering new ones to replace the broken. We can give out resource guides, budgeting advice, checks for utility bills, vouchers for clothes etc., etc., but if...

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