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Community Crisis Center Offers Holiday Shopping for Needy Families

Children 15 years old and younger from local needy families will be able to receive gifts this holiday season through the Community Crisis Center and Northminster Presbyterian Church.

Not all parents can afford to stuff their kids’ Christmas stocking with the latest iPhone or the newest video game, but thanks to some local organizations, needy families will have a chance to get gifts for their loved ones.

The Community Crisis Center has partnered with the Sykes Toy Project, a outreach arm of Northminster Presbyterian Church, to provide free gently used toys this holiday season to local needy families.

“[Sykes volunteers] work all year round repairing toys and puzzles and we set them up,” said Ed Hartman, executive director of the Community Crisis Center. “What we don’t use here they send down to Bea Gaddy [Family Center] in Baltimore.”

Interested families need to come to the Community Crisis Center during operating hours to sign up. The center is open Mondays from 5 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Check out Patch’s photos from the 2010 toy distribution.

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