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Holiday Helpers tree marks 20 years at Ga. Southern

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STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) -

For 20 years, Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff have helped brighten Christmas for those in need.

This year the 20th annual Holiday Helpers tree collected gifts for nearly 700 people in the community. Donors picked up ornaments last month with gift requests that ranged from children's toys to blankets or sweaters for seniors. Organizers say the response gets better each year.

"We've had folks come in with multiple gifts for a child or for an individual and trying to fulfill all the possible wishes they might have this year," said Daneyl Addes, of Georgia Southern University.

The gifts go toward people who are helped by 14 different agencies in Bulloch County.

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