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December 2015 Newsletter

December 2015 Newsletter

Santa’s Workshop
santas workshop focus 2015Don’t miss Santa’s Workshop at the FOCUS Thrift Shop this Sat. Dec. 12th from 10AM to 2PM! Children can come inside ‘Santa’s Workshop’ to purchase gifts for their family (Gifts range from 25 cents – $5).

Each child will have a ‘personal shopping elf’ to take them through the shop to help them and our ‘gift wrapping elves’ will wrap their gifts for them.

Parents are welcome to shop in the Thrift Shop while the kids are shopping in Santa’s Workshop. Everyone is invited to enjoy music, refreshments and fun. Santa will make an appearance too!

If you have any questions, please contact the Thrift Shop Manager, Sherrie, at (706)628-9955.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Next Board Meeting

The next FOCUS Board Meeting will be February 18, 6pm at the Harris County Community Recreational Center.

How We’re Helping
In November, the FOCUS office helped 38 clients. In addition to our Thanksgiving numbers below, we distributed 54 bags of food to 15 families, which totaled 41 individuals and 10 families with children. In addition

FOCUS Holiday Hours
The FOCUS Emergency Services office will be closed Dec. 22-23, and Dec. 29-30. The office re-opens Tues. Jan. 5.

The FOCUS Thrift Shop will be closed Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31-Jan. 2. The shop will re-open Jan. 7.

FOCUS Thanksgiving Food Drive
Thanks to the help and support of so many individuals and organizations our Thanksgiving Food Drive was a success. The Harris County Community Center allowed us to use their beautiful facility for an entire week and helped make the job of set-up and distribution run smoothly. This year we were able to help 649 individuals who made up around 300 families. We gave out almost 2400 bags of food which included not only canned and boxed items, but fresh apples, yams, and baking hens. Thank you to everyone who supported FOCUS in any way.

Julie Nordin
Food Bank, Chairman

Look who’s here!
sherrie's grandbabyYou may have already met her on Facebook, but we’d like you to welcome the newest member of the FOCUS family. Emery Elizabeth Evans born November 27th. (Special thanks to Designs by Katrina for the chic onesie!) Sweet Emery is Sherrie’s granddaughter.

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