There are many families in our community that are struggling just to survive. As Christmas approaches sometimes despair sets in when there is barely money for food or rent. When Christmas gifts become an expensive

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luxury, the Angel Tree is there to help. Would you like to help this holiday season? Here's how.The Catholic Charities of Shiawasse and Genesee Counties are providing help and creating hope for the needy in our community. In 2011 more than 2,3oo children received gifts through the Angel Tree Program and this year the need is even greater. If you would like to help, in any capacity, please call the Catholic Charities' North End Soup Kitchen at 810-785-6911......and let me be the first to wish you Merry Christmas!