Local families get extra Christmas cheer thanks to holiday 'Adopt-A-Family' program

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - More than 180 local families are getting some extra Christmas cheer this holiday.

Friends, families, and coworkers came together on Wednesday, Dec. 6 to "adopt" one or more of the most financially challenged families in our community.

During this time of the year, buying gifts for their children is beyond their means.

"So we've had U-Hauls come up and it's just amazing the outpouring of our community to these struggling families," said Marty Kemmer-Contreras, Community Partnership for Child Development Director of Community Relations.

The Adopt-A-Family program has been in place for more than 15 years.


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