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12/16/03

Adopt-an-Angel Program

Christmas will be merry and bright for nearly 200 homeless children, thanks to the generosity of a Skidaway Island community. Residents of the Landings donated a huge assortment of gifts, from blankets to bicycles, as part of their Adopt-an-Angel program. Union Mission collected the gifts to be delivered to children living in their shelters.

Volunteers say it's a humbling experience. "We're all humbled and we all realize how much we do have to be grateful for," said Union Mission's Meredith Nelson, "to have a pillow to sleep on at night, and to have clothes that you can put on in the morning that are the right size, and just the basic things that we take for granted."

As successful as the Adopt-an-Angel program is, Union Mission still needs your help. They're asking for gifts for adults living in their shelters, especially underwear, socks, sweatshirts and toiletries. You can contact Union Mission online or by phone at 912.236.7423.

Reported by: David Rousseau, drousseau@wtoc.com

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