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Buckner to Give Longview Families Holiday Help

– Buckner Children and Family Services wants to help 500 Longview-area children have a merry Christmas through its annual Adopt-a-Family for the Holidays project.


“It’s been a tough year financially for a lot of people and we want Longview families to know that we are here to help,” said Michelle Heflin, community program supervisor.

Families seeking holiday assistance for children (birth-12th grade) can begin making appointments Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 9 a.m. by calling Buckner at 903-757-9383. Appointments will not be scheduled before this date or accepted by walk-in.

Families that are scheduled for a private interview must provide the following information upon arrival or the interview will be terminated:

  • proof of monthly income and expenses

  • photo ID

  • identification for each family member.

Buckner participates as a member of the Elf Coalition, whose members include Haverty’s Angel Tree, Toys for Tots, Salvation Army, Highway 80 Rescue Mission, Blue Santa and Buckner.

“The purpose of our cooperative efforts is to avoid duplication of services, promote the holiday assistance project to the community at large, and ensure that families who need assistance can access that assistance easily,” says Waynelle Kuhlman, chairperson for Haverty’s Angel Tree.

Buckner is also seeking individuals and families to sponsor Longview-area families in this project. To learn more about the ways you can help, contact Buckner at 903-757-9383.

Learn more about Buckner at www.buckner.org.


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