December 13, 2011
The Hope Community Center in Charlottesville is hoping to brighten the holidays for people in need with an annual tradition.
On Saturday, people can come out to the “Hope Chest” and pick up gently used clothes, toys, books and more to wrap up this holiday season. It's a way to help low income and refugee families in Central Virginia.
“Giving is always much better than receiving. When you give something, even though it's not always brand new, you still have the spirit and energy of giving and the reward of giving,” said Lorie-Ann Strait, the center's executive director.
The Hope Chest will be held from 9am-12pm on Dec. 17 at Venable Elementary School.
Organizers say they still need volunteers to help leading up to the event, and they could always use more items. For more information on volunteering or donating, contact Debbie Lyle at 434-981-4618 or Lori-Ann Strait at 434-825-1404.
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