Christmas for Kids

Abigail Hayes, Section Reporter

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Christmas for Kids is an organization that was started over twenty years ago. The idea for the toy delivery service was introduced by Amy Newport. When Amy was sixteen years old, she bought two boys some Christmas presents because they were from a low income household, and their families couldn’t afford some necessities. When Newport was eighteen, she worked at Roseburg Forest Products. She convinced the founder, Kenneth Ford, to decrease the payroll, so she could go shopping for the underprivileged and the poor.
The volunteers are allotted a certain amount of donated money to spend, and they are instructed to spend half of it on clothing and the other half on whatever the child wrote on a wishlist. They can only shop for children under the age of sixteen.
There are two main events that Christmas for Kids puts on. There’s the giftbagging event and the shopping event. The shopping event took place on November 30, 2018. The shopping was done at the Walmart in Roseburg, OR. The gift bagging was on December 2, 2018. The Christmas for Kids organization helps over fifteen hundred families every year. Christmas for Kids has twelve delivery routes all throughout Douglas County. Local businesses, individuals and organizations, including Roseburg Forest Products, donate money, vans and/or buses.
Some of the National Junior Honor Society kids at Fremont Middle School went November 30 to help shop for some of the families. Jessica Florescu, a member of NJHS, went to the event and this is what she said, “My mom and I shopped for six boys from ages three to thirteen.” All of the students shopped for kids and families under sixteen years of age.

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