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Red Deer’s The Outreach Centre is looking for sponsors for families in need

Wish lists were received from about 300 kids

The Outreach Centre in Red Deer has received Christmas wish lists from 300 kids in need through the non-profit’s adopt-a-family program.

In this difficult time, “we welcome the support of our community in sharing with those less fortunate,” said Outreach staff member Kim Mortimer.

The centre’s adopt-a-family program focuses on helping single parents who are struggling to provide for their children. Sponsors can decide what size of family they want to help buy gifts for.

Other options are to donate gift or grocery cards, or make a monetary contribution.

“We work closely with the Christmas Bureau, food bank and The Salvation Army to ensure that no one is left out and that there is no duplication of services,” said Mortimer.

Adopted families and donors remain anonymous to respect confidentiality.

Visit www.womensoutreach/adoptafamily for more information.

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