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Hope makes a great holiday gift

Black Friday is just 10 days away, Friday, Nov. 27, one of the busiest shopping days in the United States This year, how about forgoing the harried hassle of pre-holiday traffic, finding a parking place and fighting over “hot buys,” and giving some help and hope instead?

Give-Help-&-Hope-logoA gift to Family & Children’s Place probably isn’t top of mind when it comes to your holiday shopping, but it should be. Does your father, mother, sister brother really need a new sweater or the latest computer tech or toy? Probably not, but a child who’s been abused – physically, sexually or emotionally – certainly needs hope, and your help.

The hope that there is help to fully comprehend what has happened and why, and to navigate the trauma. Hope that there are people and programs that provide long-term recovery and healing, and hope to avoid the lifelong effects that afflict too many children who’ve endured abuse – depression, anxiety, suicide, eating disorders, substance abuse, cardiovascular disease and more.

This year, give in a way that means something, that makes a difference. A gift to Family & Children’s Place actually can save a life and provide a hopeful future.

On Black Friday, save the gas and your nerves. Give to Family & Children’s Place and give a child the chance at joyous days yet to come.

Hope truly makes a great holiday gift!

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