Free Presents Available for the Holiday
The New Life Evangelistic Center opened it's doors and let low income residents find holiday gifts for their families.
A Columbia resident, Cheryl Shettler said, "This year I finally got to come down and it helps out a lot, it really does. Especially when you're a low income family and you're trying to make ends meet on what you make, it's just hard to do it around the holidays."
Families picked out dolls, trucks, books, dolls, and even clothing to make sure their little ones had everything they need for the holidays.
Larry Rice, The New Life Evangelistic Director, said that they still need more donations to keep the free store ready for shoppers.
"We have to restock our free stores right now and we need to keep it going until Christmas and it's only going to happen as people in the community care and share, the more they donate the better it is and the more families get to do for the children," said Rice.
If you want to help donate you can drop off blankets, toys, clothes, and food at either 815 East High St. in Jefferson City or 901 Wilkes Boulevard in Columbia.