Christmas preparations at the Community Hope Center in Cottage Hills has been underway since August, and this is the week of the annual Christmas toy giveaway.  Almost 470 kids age 12 and younger were signed up to receive gifts this year, and the distribution began Wednesday. 

Community Hope Center Assistant Executive Director Denise Ukena tells The Big Z they take the number of kids signed up and the number of donations received, and try to make sure each child receives a variety of gifts.

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Last month about 1100 meals were delivered or served during the Thanksgiving effort.  Ukena reminds giving during this time of the year helps sustain their ministry during the leaner times of the year.


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