Guest Editorial: Christmas Clearinghouse

Guest Editorial: Christmas Clearinghouse

MONTGOMERY, AL - Christmas Clearinghouse, a program of HandsOn River Region, strives to help families working hard to help themselves.

For over 35 years, the Clearinghouse has partnered with local organizations to help address life challenges for families in need during the holidays and at the same time prevent duplication of giving.  Approximately 10,000 individuals in the River Region - including more than 8,000 children - are registered and helped annually through this program.

Thanks to the enormous generosity of those who contributed, WSFA's 12's Day of Giving raised over $24,500, collected over 9,660 pounds of food and over 2,300 toys, including 30 bikes.

The success of the Clearinghouse depends on the efforts of thousands of volunteers and the charity of a caring community.

We at HandsOn are truly grateful to everyone who made 12's Day such a success and have helped to provide JOY, HOPE and PEACE to area children and families at Christmas!

- Joann Johnson, Executive Director of HandsOn River Region

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