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Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
group of friends is thinking ahead to how they can help families in need this
group started a charity called Down for the Clause three years ago. Each year,
they have played Santa to Toledo families in need by helping put gifts under their
raised here and living here, it's just something that we want to do," said
Timothy Pettaway. "We feel like if we can give the opportunity to other people,
then in turn, other people can give the opportunity to other people."
year, the group has 30 kids on their list to help, and they need people to open
their hearts to help make Christmas special for the kids.
give the gifts to the kids, you know, and sometimes they don't know exactly
what it is," Amanda Davis explained. "But just to see the boxes wrapped in
Christmas paper, and you know, they may have a tree up or not, but for it to be
empty underneath, and then we come with all the gifts, the kids are very
group adopts families in need and then buys things on the kids' Christmas
lists. This year, the donations have been slow to come in. Down for the Clause
has a goal of raising $6,500 to help the kids have a Christmas.
for the community that you live in," Pettaway said. "The families that you're
helping, it could be your neighbor. It could be someone you know. It could be
someone you love, and to be able to help them out this Christmas season would
be tremendous. Not just for them, but for you."