Capital Area Community Services, Inc. (CACS) is again taking applications for Christmas Wishes from low-income families in Shiawassee County.
Each family must meet 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines to be eligible for Christmas Wishes. Adults are cross-referenced with the Christmas clearing house to ensure non-duplication.
Last year, CACS received over 500 Christmas Wishes applications. Times are difficult for all, but especially for those parents who are working minimum wage jobs, on fixed incomes, laid off or whose unemployment has ended.
This year, the choice for many will be Christmas gifts, gas to go to work, or heat their homes. “Your help is desperately needed to make certain children in Shiawassee County do not go without experiencing the jobs and wonder of Christmas Wishes,” said Becky Zemla of CACS. “Wishes are now available for ‘adoption.’ If you are interested in adopting a family, please call (989) 723-1115. If you are unable to adopt a family or individual, but would like to help, we encourage you to write a check to CACS, Christmas Wishes at 1845 Corunna Avenue, Owosso, MI 48867.
“These donations will be used locally to purchase gift certificates to be distributed to families who are not adopted. Please care and share this Christmas Season.”