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Stockings for foster kids

By: Staff Report
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As foster youth in Loomis spend the holidays away from home, local residents can ensure they still have stockings to open through United Way’s Women in Philanthropy. Koinonia Homes for Teens in Loomis, a partner in United Way’s $en$e-Ability project, will distribute the stockings to local foster youth.

“I cannot imagine how lonely it must feel to be removed from your home, especially during the holidays,” said Lisa Watts, chair of United Way’s Women in Philanthropy. “This is a fantastic way to give back during the holiday season and know that your gift will brighten the holidays for a hurting child.”

Residents can provide a $30 donation through www.yourlocalunitedway.org to purchase a holiday stocking for a foster youth preparing for emancipation. United Way will fill the stockings with blankets donated by Project Linus, socks donated by Macy’s, first-aid kits, snacks, hats, Target gift cards and personal notes. Donations must be received by 4 p.m. on Dec. 3. For more information, contact Leslie Ortiz at lortiz@uwccr.org or 856-3977.