Voluntary Action Center to hold 28th annual Christmas program

Friday, December 2, 2011 | 2:29 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — This holiday season marks the 28th annual Christmas program of Columbia's Voluntary Action Center, which distributes gifts, food and other donated items to more than 1,150 families in the area.

In November, eligible families were matched up with businesses, individuals, churches and organizations that serve as sponsors for the center's largest program.

Sponsors can drop off donated items at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 W. Rollins Road, Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 12-13. Although family and sponsor pairings have been set, residents wishing to make a holiday contribution can still do so by giving things such as monetary donations, gift certificates and toys.

Columbia's Voluntary Action Center provides low-income families with basic needs and presents to place under their trees. Families can pick up donated items at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Dec. 8 and 15.

For information about donating and volunteering, contact Nick Foster or Ron Schmidt at 874-2273.

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