2011-12-08 / News Briefs

In brief

Holiday of Hope to be held

BURTON — On Dec. 17, The Humane Society of Genesee County will hold its annual “Holiday of Hope,” featuring holiday pet photos, a cookie walk, raffle prizes and Christmas shopping from more than a dozen vendors. The event will be held at the shelter and will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Markdowns on pet adoptions will also be featured. The Humane Society of Genesee County is located at G- 3325 Dort Highway. For more information on “Holiday of Hope,” call 810-744-0511 or visit www.geneseehumane.org. — A.D.

Adopt-A-Family program is under way

FLINT — The Shelter of Flint, Inc. Adopt a Family program will be serving more families in need than ever. This year they are inviting the public to sponsor a family for the fast approaching Christmas/Holiday season.

For many families in our community the holidays are a very stressful time. They face the reality they do not have enough resources to provide food, clothing or gifts for their children. By sponsoring one of our Shelter of Flint families, you help bridge that gap from hopeless to hopeful — giving the children and families a reason to experience joy this Christmas/Holiday season.

Details: Call Meg Sprecher at 810-238-4711, ext. 305 and request a family size (i.e. 1 adult, 1 adult & 2 children, etc.). You will then be paired up with a family accordingly. The family's information including their first name, age, gender and sizes, along with their wish list, with no one item valued at more than $30, will be mailed or faxed to you. Gifts must be purchased, wrapped and labeled at the Shelter of Flint no later than Dec. 16. — G.G.

Newsboys open enrollment

FLINT — The Old Newsboys of Flint have opened enrollment in their Christmas Box Program which has been serving children from Genesee County’s low-income families for 87 years. Applicants may sign-up at the Old Newsboys office at 6255 Taylor Drive in Flint from 8:30 a.m-4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, running through Dec. 16. Please contact the Old Newsboys at 810-744-1840 with questions about qualifiers or documentation.

If you would like to sponsor a child this holiday or would like to show your support by hanging a Sponsor A Child tree in your business, contact the Old Newsboys for more information. — A.D.

Holiday Bazaar planned

FLINT — Claudy’s House for Developmentally Challenged Adults with the mission of providing an independent, loving, environment for developmentally challenged adults will have its third Annual Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 10 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Word of Life Christian Church, 460 W Atherton Rd.

Local vendors with a variety of goods will be present to fulfill your shopping needs. Also, local talent will perform while you shop — it is a great opportunity to shop and bless many that are in need of loving living conditions. Admission is free. — G.G.

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