Young Professionals need help playing Santa

Published 11:00 pm Saturday, November 28, 2009

The kids of Lawrence County need your help so they can have a Christmas too.

The Lawrence County Young Professionals of Ohio are in charge of a Secret Santa.

I am just speaking for them and I am not a member of this group. My name is Emillie Kincaid and I am 16 years old. I am a student that lives in Lawrence County.

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I am not writing this letter for myself but on behalf of the children in my county. Our county is unfortunately very financially depressed and many kids in our area will not be having a Christmas.

Lawrence County Job and Family Services used to provide gifts for these needy children but due to the government budget cuts, they will no longer be able to do this. A new group, The Lawrence County Young Professionals, are taking over and are going to try to raise money.

As you know, many people are scared of the word “young” and I fear people will not donate. If you could help me try to raise enough money, I wouldn’t be able to thank you enough. It would be extremely helpful for the kids of my county and I know that they would appreciate this very much.

These kids are not asking for toys, they’re asking for basic necessities. They are in need of socks, underwear, coats, shoes, and any other types of clothing.

I personally am trying to raise enough money for these kids out of the kindmess of my heart.

I am not receiving anything except self satisfaction. I love to help other people and I’m sure you do too. That’s why I’m taking the time to do this. I have e-mailed the Oprah and The Ellen Degeneres Show numerous times concerning this. I am trying my best to get these kids the things they need for daily use. This is my wish for Christmas. Please make my wish come true.

My family and I have donated as much money as we are capable of giving.

Checks are payble to “LEDC Secret Santa” Secret Santa, P.O. BOX 488, South Point, Ohio 45680. These donations are completely tax deductible.

If you are not able to help with this, thank you at least for reading, although it would be very beneficial even if you spread the word about this. The Lawrence County Young Professionals e-mail is if you have any questions or concerns.

All I want is to get this out to the public and just let it be known that it’s critical. I don’t want a kid to be left out on Christmas morning. I know you’ll do what’s best. Thank you.

Emillie Kincaid