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Mathews Christmas Store collecting donations

The Mathews County Christmas Store is keeping the spirit of giving and sharing alive by continuing its over three decades of making the holiday a little brighter and more joyful for those in need.

“In this highly unusual year of hurricanes, wildfires, and yes, COVID, we need the annual Mathews County Christmas Store more than ever,” said a press release from Christmas Store Coordinator Bernadette La Casse. She said that money is tight this year for many families, and the needs are increasing as the health care and economic crises continue.

Among the new items needed are toys and games; outerwear and fleece; household linens such as sheets, towels, blankets, and comforters; small appliances; kitchen goods such as dishes, pots, pans, and utensils; and gift sets such as bath items, personal products, and cosmetics. Used items cannot be accepted.

Monetary contributions are needed, as well, said La Casse, adding, “Any support you can provide is greatly appreciated.”

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