The Transylvania Times -

Sharing House Shares Blessings – Brevard NC


Sharing House volunteer Pat Castaldo helps stock the Santa Shop, where parents will choose gifts for about 900 area children in this year's Christmas Blessings program. Gifts, to be donated by the community, should be for children up to 18 years and valued under $50. Bring them to the lower level door facing Oakdale Street at Sharing House. (Sharing House photo by Bill Harrah)

Dozens of local families this year are doing something most of them have only wished for: Christmas shopping for their children.

These are families who live on razor-thin budgets that barely cover rent, heat and groceries.

When you live in poverty, there is no room for unexpected expenses like car repairs, and certainly not for anything more than a token gift – if that – for Christmas morning.

That's where Sharing House's Christmas Blessings program continues the 34-year tradition of Adopt A Family.

Its new face is the Santa Shop, which is filled with gifts donated by this communi...

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