Christmas Connection Blessing

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

The Christmas Connection will open its doors on Wednesday, December 1st, to accept donations for another season.

It was slated to open today (November 29th), but thieves recently helped themselves to hundreds of feet of copper wiring, and so there is no electricity at the donation center yet.

Property owner Devoe Moore is having the building re-wired and electricians are busy working there today.

Christmas Connection volunteers say they expect to open Wednesday.
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Tallahassee, Florida --

It's the season for giving and the Christmas Connection is providing opportunities for the community to help those in need.

Catholic Charities just opened the 2010 Christmas Connection Donation Center this morning on Monday (11-29).

Catholic Charities is launching this year's Christmas Connection. Monsignor Mike Tugwell blessed the donation center here on Mahan Drive where people can drop off items to help needy families throughout the Big Bend.

Today kicks off a four-week collection and distribution effort that brings thousands of toys, household items, food, clothing and other goods to families in need in our area.

Christmas Connection serves about three thousand men, women and children referred from local social service agencies.

Several items requested include: non-perishable food, baby food, formula, diapers, personal hygiene items, clothes and winter coats.

The Christmas Connection donation center is located at 2818 Mahan Drive, near the intersection of Mahan and Capital Circle Northeast...and will be open 9 to 5 Mondays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 on Sundays for donations and volunteer efforts.

Volunteers are needed to sort donations and deliver packages to homes.

More information can be found at www.thechristmasconnection.org or by calling 850-422-2355.


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