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Every year since 1952, TrueNorth Community Services has run its Children’s Christmas Programs to ensure that kids of low-income Newaygo County families get to experience the joys of Christmas morning.

And 2018 was no different.

The distribution, which took place December 10 to 13, was busy, fun, and rewarding. After all the Christmas dust had settled, more than 10,000 toys and gifts were distributed ensuring Christmas morning joy for more than 2,00 Newaygo County children from 1,000 families, said Mike Voyt, TrueNorth Volunteer & Special Projects Coordinator.

Children’s Christmas Programs couldn’t happen without the support of the community. A great number of volunteers gave over 1,300 hours of service to the program, and through the generosity of hundreds of supporters, Fremont Area Community Foundation, Gerber Foundation, and the Keith Johnston Memorial Fund at Fremont Area Community Foundation all eligible children were served.

All this was in addition to the hundreds of donated toys, stuffed animals, socks, hand-knit hats, mittens and scarves, sporting goods, bikes, and the like. Because of you, Christmas morning will be filled with joy and good memories for thousands of local children.

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