Hundreds of kids get help from We Care
January 13, 2012 9:00PM
Updated: May 9, 2012 10:10AM
MORRIS — We Care of Grundy County announced that 776 children from 356 low-income families found gifts under the tree this Christmas thanks to 88 organizations and individuals throughout Grundy County.
In 2010, 849 children from 373 families received help for Christmas.
“The task of caring for Grundy County families in need at Christmas is too large for any organization to handle alone,” said Denise Gaska, executive director of We Care. “But when each organization and individual takes care of the number of families they can comfortably manage with their time and resources, we can succeed in accomplishing our common Christmas mission — making sure that every child has at least one gift under the tree on Christmas morning. ”
Through We Care’s annual Adopt-A-Family program, families in need apply for help with Christmas gifts for their children and food for their holiday meal.
There were also 62 families who received help with just food for their Christmas dinner.