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Help provide a gift to a Kent County child in need this holiday season

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This week’s episode of NPO Showcase features Santa Claus Girls, a nonprofit who provides gifts to children who may not otherwise know the joys of Christmas.

About NPO Showcase

NPO Showcase highlights nonprofit and government organizations and the work that they're doing in our community. The program is a feature of GRTV, a service of the Community Media Center, with producer and host Julie Way. You can catch it on GRTV on Saturdays at 8 AM and 6 PM and can view past episodes on Grand Rapids Community Media Center website. If your nonprofit would like to be interviewed on NPO Showcase, please contact Julie Way.

Diane Brown of Santa Claus Girls

Diane Brown of Santa Claus Girls /GRTV

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Diane Brown, President and longtime volunteer of the Santa Claus Girls, explains how you can help give a gift to a Kent County child in need this holiday season.

Santa Claus Girls is a completely volunteer-run organization that is supported by the Grand Rapids Press. Each year, volunteers raise funds, answer phones, buy and wrap gifts, knit hats and mittens, and deliver gifts to children’s homes in time for the holidays. Santa Claus Girls has been doing this work since 1908.

This year, the gift delivery date is December 17. Over 300 volunteer drivers are needed to help deliver gifts to over 15,000 children throughout the county. You can also support the program with a monetary donation given online or over the phone, or by donating hats, mittens, or yarn.

Watch the NPO Showcase segment above to learn more about the impact you can make on a child’s life this holiday season by volunteering and supporting the Santa Claus Girls. You can also sign up to volunteer, send a donation, or register a child in need on their website.

Check back next Wednesday for a new segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, featuring the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan.

NPO Showcase is just one of the many ways that the Community Media Center serves the nonprofit community. For information about this and other CMC services for nonprofits, or to schedule a future interview, contact Nonprofit Outreach Coordinator, Julie Way, at 616.459.4788 x115 or email [email protected].

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