By: Julie Montanaro | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 14, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Christmas Connection is hoping the public will step up to adopt struggling families impacted by Hurricane Michael.
Every year, the holiday drive provides gifts, food and necessities for about 500 families in Leon and five neighboring counties. The storm is making the holidays especially tough for many families this year.
The Christmas Connection is already seeing an influx of families impacted by the storm. Donation center coordinator Lisa Harvey says about a quarter of the families it's helping this year are trying to recover from Hurricane Michael.
The Christmas Connection is hoping folks will step up to adopt them. They're hoping at least half of this year's 450 families will be adopted by families, friends, co-workers and businesses.
The donation center opens after Thanksgiving, but adoptions have already started.
For more information, visit the Christmas Connection's website at www.thechristmasconnection.org.
The donation center is scheduled to open on Giving Tuesday, November 27. This year it will be located right across from the TCC softball field at 3969 W. Century Park Circle. It will be open seven days a week: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.