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Castle Pines kids help others for the holidays

By Lisa Crockett; photo courtesy of Janell Lewis

These kids – all residents of Castle Pines – found a fun way to reach out to those less fortunate this holiday season. The group filled 25 boxes with fun, simple gifts for kids like clothes, toys, toothbrushes, Chapstick, lip gloss, tools, flash lights, flip flops, books, decks of cards and stuffed animals. Several of the older kids used their own money to purchase the items.

“Not only did we help children have a special gift for Christmas, but our children got the best gift – a chance to give their own time and present to a child in need,” said Castle Pines resident Janell Lewis, whose two children Graham and Julia participated in the project.

The project was spearheaded by Anthea Gerberg, another Castle Pines resident who gathered the donations to be given to Cherry Hills Community Church as part of its Christmas outreach.

The boxes were filled with the gift of love and hope and friendship, and went to needy children worldwide for the holidays.



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