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Holiday Helping: Stafford Hope Center

HOLIDAY HELPING: See more opportunities to help out for the holidays.

The Stafford Hope Center hopes to give turkeys to 50 people this holiday season. The agency will get 10 turkeys from the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank, so they still  need 40 turkeys for Thanksgiving–and they could use the trimmings, too, as the annual Thanksgiving meal boxes deplete the food pantry’s stock.

The Hope Center also throws a holiday party for children in need, and could use new or gently used children’s coats, new or gently used children’s tennis shoes and gift cards to local businesses.

And the center desperately needs money to continue its holiday assistance program.

Mail checks or drop off donations at 32 Bells Hill Rd in Stafford or click on the link above to learn more. Or click here to donate money online.