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Oneida County Social Services collects gifts for more than 300 kids Submitted: 12/13/2019
Maya Reese
Maya Reese
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mreese@wjfw.com

Oneida County Social Services collects gifts for more than 300 kids
RHINELANDER - A Christmas tree placed at Rocky Roadhouse acted as more than just a seasonal decoration.

Oneida County Social Services wants to make sure every child in the area opens a new present on Christmas morning. Heidi Chavez has been assisting the gifting tree program for nearly nine years now. She says it's rewarding knowing they can help take the burden off of struggling parents.

"Families don't provide, or can't provide presents for Christmas and so we're still giving those kids that shock and awe in the morning when they wake up to be able to have that exciting Christmas experience," said Chavez.

More than 300 children will be given presents like toys, books, and board games. Each gift was hand-selected by a family or business that decided to give back during the holiday season.


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