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Holiday charities

December 2, 2018

The Herald-Dispatch is compiling a list of organizations planning holiday-related charity fundraisers throughout the season. Send your holiday charity information to news@herald-dispatch.com with the subject line “Holiday Charities.”

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE TRI-STATE CHRISTMAS TREE SALE: Freshly cut trees and wreaths in White Pine, Scotch Pine and Fraser Fir are available starting Nov. 25 from noon to 9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends at three Tri-State locations: BB&T Bank, 10 6th Ave. W., Huntington; HIMG, U.S. 60 E., Huntington; and the Ashland Tennis Center, 1300 Oakview Road, Ashland. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Tri-State, which serves about 150 area children annually through community-based and school-based mentoring programs. Call 304-522-2191, 606-329-8799 or visit www.bbbstristate.org.

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA: Members of the community have until Dec. 1 to sponsor wreaths to honor and remember fallen soldiers at the Wreaths Across America Ceremony, set for noon Saturday, Dec. 15, at Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington. Volunteers also are needed to lay the wreaths of the veterans’ graves. The ceremony is open to the public. Wreaths are $15 and can be purchased online at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/wv0072.

PRESTERA CENTER: Prestera has been leading the way in providing quality mental and behavioral health services to adults and children for over 50 years. Several programs need additional help this time of year: Two women’s and children programs work to provide gifts and warm weather essentials to the 15 children in the Huntington area (Renaissance) and 10 in the Charleston area (Mattie V. Lee). The homeless services provide outreach in both the Huntington and Charleston areas. Monetary donations to these programs can be made by check or credit card or by visiting prestera.org and making a donation online. Please note which program you are supporting. Checks can be mailed to Prestera Foundation, 5600 US Route 60 East, Huntington, WV 25705. To donate by credit card, call 304-525-7851 ext. 1505. Tax credits are available for eligible donations.

EL RANCHITO GRILL AND BAR “THERE’S MAGIC IN BELIEVING”: There is a belief that every child should have a special Christmas. This is why El Ranchito is hosting a Christmas party focusing on all of the unprivileged children in the community. Every child is welcome. Kids will eat for free under the kids menu. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will give gifts to kids.

HOSPICE OF HUNTINGTON’S LIGHT-A-LIFE MEMORIAL TREES: The Hospice of Huntington’s Light-A-Life Memorial Trees are a way to celebrate someone special while also being a light for others. This holiday season, Hospice of Huntington invites you to be a light of hope. Celebrate the memory of someone you love. Honor a person who took care of your loved one. With your donation to Hospice of Huntington, a symbolic candle-of-life will be hung upon our memorial tree in honor of the person you choose to remember or honor. Light a candle for someone special. Light the way for your community. For more information or to make a donation please call Hospice of Huntington at 304-529-4217. You will be asked to provide the name of the person to remember or honor. Hospice of Huntington staff will ensure your candle is placed upon one of our memorial trees.

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