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Respond Now holiday drive collecting gift cards for kids

As you make your shopping list for gifts for family and friends this holiday season, volunteers at Respond Now ask that you include a $20 gift card to cover the cost of a toy or special need for children who otherwise will go without.

“Due to the current circumstances, we will once again be providing gift cards for the children,” said Sue Perkins, one of the holiday drive organizers. In the past, Respond Now offered a holiday toy bazaar for parents to come and select gifts, but the pandemic has again put that on hold.

“Last year, over 750 children from 320 families received $20 gift cards,” Perkins said. She anticipates the number will be higher this year.

Gift cards from Target or Walmart are much appreciated. Perkins asked for assistance through Dec 10. For additional details or directions on how to deliver the gift cards, contact Perkins at [email protected].

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