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Christmas Connection launches for Christmas season

Published: Nov. 23, 2020 at 8:25 PM EST
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Editor’s note: On Friday, Dec. 4, The Christmas Connection’s main website shutdown unexpectedly. You can find a link to its new, temporary website here.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - The Christmas Connection is now accepting donations to help hundreds of families in the Big Bend have a brighter holiday.

The new donation center opened Monday at the old Suz-Annz furniture shop at 2811 Capital Circle Northeast.

“Day one has been really exciting,” Christmas Connection Coordinator Lisa Harvey said. “We’ve had a steady stream of donors coming in and dropping off items.”

The annual drive will focus this year on brand new toys and essentials only.

The Christmas Connection will be helping 450 families, many of them impacted by COVID.

“I think the need is the greatest it’s ever been in all our communities,” said Matt Knee, the CEO of Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida. “We’re just trying to provide a Merry Christmas to those who need it the most.”

As an added safety measure, there is curbside drop off this year and they’re hoping many people will opt to donate online via Christmas Connection’s Amazon wish list.

The donation center will be open again Tuesday. Then it will re-open on Sunday, November 29 and remain open seven days a week until December 21st.

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