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Bright Christmas Kicks Off 24th Year Of Spreading Holiday Cheer

Bright Christmas is getting ready for the 2008 Christmas program. This program is in it’s 24th year of helping Estes Park area low income families provide Christmas to their children.

Bright Christmas is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide assistance to low income families with children by helping them give their children a wonderful Christmas. We also provide school supplies, emergency clothing or infant needs as requested by Larimer County Social Services, Crossroads Ministry or the schools all year.

The Christmas gifts to these families are provided by local churches, organizations, families, club members or businesses who “adopt” a low income family and purchase gifts for the children. With funds donated to Bright Christmas we purchase food for a Christmas dinner, shoes if requested, plus extra staples to be given to these families.

If you are a family who would like our help, please contact our partners at Crossroads Ministry at 577-0610 and they will get a sign-up form to you. Our deadline is November 26th for these forms to be returned in order to have time to purchase the gifts, distribution will be Dec. 10th. We are limited to 125 families. Please sign up as soon as possible. The requirements to be one of our “families” is proof of local address and your children must be enrolled in Estes Park schools if old enough.

If you would like to help Bright Christmas either by sponsoring a family or donating to this program, you may write us at P.O. Box 2981, Estes Park or call Jean Austin at 586-2035 or 635-3302, or Joedy Odell at 586-2713. We also are in need of children’s good used or nearly new coats, hats, gloves and clothing up to age 18. Individual gifts for children can be dropped off at The UPS Store in Stanley Village or at A La Carte across from the library.

Bright Christmas is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. There are no administrative costs. Thank you for helping us with this program.

Jean Austin

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