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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 20, 2014

Everyone's an Elf project set to begin

Nov 19, 2012

Washington County Communications Center personnel are getting into the Christmas spirit again with the ninth year of the “Everyone’s an Elf” project. Employees will be donating toys and raising money to buy gifts for needy families this Christmas with their annual bake sale and blue-jean Fridays.

The previous eight years' responses have been tremendous and the staff hope to sponsor five or more families this year. The families will provide information about the children and their wish lists for Santa Claus.

“Elves” at the safety center will be shopping and wrapping from now until Dec. 22 getting ready for delivery. Volunteers have once again stepped up to help Santa and deliver the presents and packages before Christmas Eve.

The Elf Project has been so successful that organizers have also started delivering gift baskets to shut-ins and elderly persons identified as having no family this holiday season. Anyone seeking more information about the project or with an interest in donating to the “Elf” project, please contact Teresa Todd or Cara Sorrells at 653-2107, 800-TIPS-492 or feel free to e-mail <ttodd@wps.co.washington.ia.us> or <csorrells@wps.co.washington.ia.us>.

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