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organizations in Oregon have come together to make this Christmas a little
better for hundreds of families.
and food are being donated and put into baskets for those in need this
basket drive started back in the ‘60s. People in the community saw a need and
reached out to local families. Oregon Schools, the Oregon Health and Welfare
Committee and other local organizations donated food, cleaning supplies and
toys this year for the project.
baskets were given away on Wednesday, bringing smiles and even some tears to
overwhelming at this time of the year, when there is so much going on in the
world and it's so refreshing to know that there are people out there that care,"
said Rosemarie Cappelletti.
year, 253 families received baskets. More than 3,000 cans of food were donated
by students from Oregon Schools and 1,100 toys were donated.
organizers say they're looking forward to doing it all again next year.