Love INC (In the Name of Christ) would like to thank the parishioners of St. Paul's Church and the Cathedral of the Nativity for providing wonderful new Christmas toys along with stocking stuffers, stuffed animals, blankets, coats, hats etc. for our clients. This is the second year for this great "Loving Locals" event. On Dec. 18, 18 families, (representing 60 children) were invited to St. Paul's to choose two gifts for each of their children, as well as the "extra items". While the gifts were being wrapped by the teens of St. Paul's, the parents enjoyed hot cider or hot chocolate and goodies. Our heartfelt thanks go out to the members of these two churches for putting on "Loving Locals" once again! Marilyn Monagle did an outstanding job of coordinating this meaningful event.
The Juneau Coast Guard Family and Military Association also blessed us by providing sixty Christmas stockings, stuffed to the brim with many goodies! Twenty-six of these were delivered to the students of Yaakoosge Daakahidi Alternative High School and the rest went to Loving Locals. We are so grateful to them for their generosity and love.
We are also grateful to the local churches who "adopted" seven families, including nineteen children and provided food and presents for Christmas.
Happy new year!
Love INC staff and volunteers