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The holiday season is a time of family gatherings and gift giving, festive decorations, and wishes for peace and goodwill. However, not every family can enjoy this special time of year.

Many of the families we serve at The Open Link are facing hardships that make it increasingly difficult for them to make ends meet, especially around the holidays. As a result, parents are left feeling guilty because they cannot afford something special for their children and children feeling sad because the excitement of the holiday skips their home. It doesn’t have to be this way. The Open Link offers two holiday gift programs: Adopt-a-Family and Angel Tags. Both of these programs help restore the spirit of the holidays to these local families in need.

In 2012, The Open Link provided 228 local families and 624 children with a holiday they will never forget. Thanks to assistance from the community in volunteer and financial support, every single family requesting help received it. This would not have been possible without the support of generous and caring community members who adopted families or purchased items from Angel Tags. Thank you!