Gift of Giving' program drive beginning

Last year's gifts on display at the Knights of Columbus Hall in La Jara.


CONEJOS — Caring Conejos County residents are again launching its Gift of Giving program to make Christmas merrier for children in need.
Flyers are being distributed around the county and Conejos County businesses are being contacted, Roberta Madril told the Conejos Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) last week.
Last year, the program brought joy to 740 children in Conejos County and she said there might be more this year, since foster children are coming in.
For more information, call Conejos County DHS at 376-5455.
Every child in the county through grade two will receive a toy, and then needy children in grade three to age 17 are recommended by counselors, schools and other organizations.
Business owners in Conejos County and persons who have businesses are being approached and the community is urged to help out.
their response last year, along with that of county residents, yielded more than $3,000 to purchase toys.
This, along with donations in boxes around the county, ensures children aged birth to 17 will have toys and fun things.


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