Monday, January 6, 2014 —
Stanly Community Christian Ministry’s Helping Hands program experienced one of its best year’s for the organization since its adoption by SCCM. More than 1,300 children and seniors were able to receive assistance through this program.
Six hundred and nine children were adopted from angel trees by organizations, churches and individuals throughout the county. These organizations, churches and individuals gave gifts of toys and clothes to the children.
Three hundred and sixty-eight children were helped through the Helping Hands toy store. The store allows for those children who were not adopted to be able to receive new toys that were purchased with donated funds or that were donated by organizations, churches or individuals.
One hundred and fifty children were gifted with bicycles that three Stanly Regional Medical Center doctors purchased and nurses donated helmets for the bicycles.
Stanly County seniors also received gifts this year. One hundred sixty-seven senior citizens were given gift cards to Walnart. Shoe Show Corporation donated 10 gift cards. One hundred and eighty-three seniors were able to receive assistance.