Lexington’s Hope Center asks for holiday donations

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Hope Center is asking shoppers to add one more item to their list to help those in its emergency shelter and veterans’ programs, as well as for children of those in recovery in Lexington.

“Your gift might be the only one some clients receive this Christmas,” said Carrie Thayer, director of development for the Hope Center. “Even one small gift will not only help keep someone warm this winter, it will be a reminder that Lexington is a caring community. When clients receive the new gifts, they are so grateful for them.”

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The center says these donation suggestions will help: long underwear, hats, gloves, scarves, coats, hoodies, sweatshirts, backpacks, duffel bags and bus passes.

Officials say gifts should be dropped off by December 16 at the Don Ball Campus Center, 298 W. Loudon Avenue, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

The center says people can also visit hopectr.org, hit the donate button and indicate that the donation is for the Christmas party so that the needed gifts are purchased.

In addition, the Hope Center says it is seeking toy donations, so clients in its recovery program can help provide a Christmas for their children.

For more information on how to volunteer or donate, call 859-721-0144 or visit www.hopectr.org.

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Bobbi McSwine joined the ABC 36 News Team in March 2020. She started as a Web Content Producer in November 2019. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL, known to many as the “Windy City.” She studied journalism at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. While in school, she had a number of internships ranging from Free Spirit Media, ABC 7 Chicago and Illinois Public Media. She fell in love with writing in high school and paired that with a newfound passion for storytelling in college. She misses her hometown, but she loves the horses and rich history in Lexington. When she’s not working, she’s probably listening to music or binge-watching Netflix. She’s always looking to get to know more people in Central Kentucky, so feel free to shoot her a message on Facebook @BobbiWTVQ, follow her on Twitter @McSwineB_News, or send her an email at bmcswine@wtvq.com.