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November 21, 2012

Payne County Youth Services kicks off Adopt-a-Family Holiday Program

STILLWATER, Okla. — Payne County Youth Services will hold its third annual Adopt-a-Family Holiday Program.

In 2011, the agency matched many families with community donors who helped the families meet their needs, PCYS Program Coordinator Angie Freeny said.

Donors included individuals, families, churches, Oklahoma State University departments, OSU students, local businesses and community organizations.

Several donors have participated in the first two years of the program, Freeny said. The organization hopes donors will make it a holiday tradition.

“Payne County Youth Services is very appreciative of the assistance we receive from individuals, groups and organizations throughout the year and during the holiday season. They provide for so many of the needs of youth at the shelter, as well as the youth and families of our outpatient services,” said Freeny, who is one of PCYS staff coordinating the program.

Anyone wishing to donate may contact the agency regarding the type of donation they would like to make, she said.

Agency staff will gather information about the family for needed items and wish items. The donors and families will be matched to make sure donations are used to their fullest potential, she said.

Donors may also make a cash donation to the program or to the general agency budget.

The agency’s goal is to have families and donors matched by Dec. 4, donations collected by Dec. 17 and delivered to families by Dec. 21.

For more information call Freeny at 377-3380 or Kimberly Coates at 377-1452, visit the website at www.pcys.org  or find them on Facebook.

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