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Dear Operation Christmas friends,

 

The cool fall weather means the holiday season is just around the corner! If your houses are like ours, you might be already thinking about what Santa will bring your kids, grandkids, nieces, and nephews. While many of us look forward to holiday shopping, there are also many families in Warren County that aren't sure how they are going to fill their kids' stockings this year. Your holiday gift to Operation Christmas will ensure parents can purchase gifts for their children, families can share a warm meal, and everyone can celebrate the joy of the season without financial stress.

In 2022, Operation Christmas provided gifts for 588 children and meals for 277 families. With rising prices, we are hoping to increase the value of gift vouchers to $45 for each child this year. Every extra dollar counts for parents who want to pick out the perfect gift or purchase needed basics like socks and underwear for their children. It is our hope that, with your help, we can raise the $45,000 needed to ensure all Warren County kids have a present under their tree and families have a meal on their table.

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As Operation Christmas is entirely volunteer run (meet our
volunteers on the next page!), 100% of your donation will go to making the holidays special for local kids and families. Thank you in advance for your support. We are asking for donations to be made by October 31st.  You can make an online donation: warrencountyhelpinghand.com/operation-christmas. Checks can be made payable to The Helping Hand of Warren County/Operation Christmas.

The Helping Hand
109 E. Clinton Ave.
Indianola, IA 50125

With gratitude, 

Peg Mikulanec 

Operation Christmas Co-Founder & Co-Chair 

pegmikulanec@yahoo.com • 515-720-1071

Karey Bishop
Operation Christmas Co-Chair
Kareybishop1@gmail.com • 515-229-7344

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