Roxborough Organization Aims To Grant 1,000 Holiday Wishes

By Justin Heinze – Originally published by Patch on December 4, 2015.  Read the online article here. 

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One hundred percent of the children, youth and families that Northern Children’s Services serves are low-income, they announced in a press release.

Most of them do not receive any gifts during the holiday season because of the burden it puts on the family’s financial status.

Last year, Northern Children’s Services granted the wishes of almost 700 children. This year, they aim to grant the wishes of every one of the 1,000 children they serve during this time of the year. Northern is reaching out to the surrounding community, organizations, companies, clubs and churches to contribute to their Holiday Toy Drive. With a combined effort and dedication to hitting this ambitious goal, Northern Children’s Services is confident that every child they serve will receive a gift this holiday season.

“We give to people and causes we believe in so that a difference for the better can be made. We hope to alleviate the pain and suffering of others – from things like poverty, homelessness, mental illness, and children and youth living in foster care – ultimately to improve the outcomes for these children, youth and families , but also to simply provide some joy and smiles during the holiday season,” President and CEO, Renata Cobbs-Fletcher in her latest monthly blog.

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When Whitney Mallory moved into the permanent apartments at Northern Children’s Services the day before Thanksgiving last year, she was grateful that she and her two children finally had a place of their own to celebrate the holidays.

“What I’m looking forward to most around the holidays is my children being able to have a roof over their head. Being able to spend time with my family without having to be in the shelter will be so special,” Whitney said in an interview last year.

Like Whitney, Northern Children’s Services serves many vulnerable children, youth and families who are in need of hope during this holiday season. A gift helps fulfill just that. Help Northern Children’s Services ensure every child, youth and their family has a little bit of hope this holiday season by taking on a few wishes with your church, organization, club and/or company. Every little bit truly does go a long way! Out of 1,000 children, Northern Children’s Services only has 200 more wishes to go. There’s still time for a holiday miracle.

For more information about Northern Children’s Services Holiday Toy Drive, click here.

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