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Individuals and families totaling nearly 1,500 people from Eagle Springs to Pinebluff, Carthage, Southern Pines and many Moore County communities in between have a little more joy in their holiday thanks to Christmas for Moore’s sponsors and donors this year.

The nonprofit group registers Moore County residents in September to gear up for the hustle and bustle of the season, matching sponsors to those in need of assistance.

“Christmas for Moore is so very appreciative of the generosity of our community,” says Eleanora Voelkel, chair of the group’s board of directors. “In 2018, our sponsors have increased by 20 percent, enabling us to match every qualified applicant to the program with a sponsor.”

More than 600 adults and 800 children now have gifts to unwrap but also a connection within their community. The generosity of sponsoring individuals, local businesses, groups and churches make the program possible every year, making 2018 no exception. 

Those who agree to become a sponsor provide gifts, including household items, clothing, toys and food to qualified program participants.

“As Christmas approaches, we pray for everyone to know the joy of this season,” Voelkel says. “Moore County truly is blessed by the generosity of our community, and our community is blessed with the opportunity to serve one another.”

For more information on becoming a Christmas for Moore sponsor, call 910-947-4438 or email christmas4moore@gmail.com.  To assist with a donation, checks may be mailed to Christmas for Moore, P.O. Box 3962, Pinehurst, N.C., 28374.  

All donations are tax-deductible.

Photo courtesy of Christmas for Moore: Christmas for Moore board of directors members, (back row) Kim Daly, Dana Fierro, Kay Peyton, Eleanora Voelkel, (front row) Tina Arno and Anne Wells help with Christmas for Moore distribution day at The Village Chapel in Pinehurst. Board members not pictured include Myron and Barbara Dice, Carrie Frye and Sherri Mangum.

 

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