Hagerstown Jaycees provide annual shopping spree for area children

December 26, 2010

On  Dec. 11, the Jaycees of Hagerstown held its annual children's shopping spree.

This year, the Jaycees partnered with Children In Need Inc. to provide 12 children, ages 5 to 14, an enjoyable event for the holidays.

The children and chaperones met at the Hagerstown Community College Student Center, where they watched Christmas movies and worked on various arts and crafts projects.

The group then loaded the bus and went to Target, where each child received a donation of money to spend on gifts.

After the shopping was complete, the group went to Cici's Pizza for lunch and games.

The majority of the annual shopping spree was funded by donations from local businesses and individuals.

The Jaycees would like to thank the following people/organizations for their help in making the event possible:

  • Drs. Toothman and Barra for their monetary donation
  • HCC Service Club for its monetary donation
  • Accela Worldwide Solutions for its monetary donation
  • Ron and Kelly Shoop for their monetary donation
  • Cici's Pizza for discounted pricing on lunch
  • HCC SGA Club for its donation of the use of the facilities and assistance in running the event
  • Gene Sword for donating his bus for transportation
  • Julie Hammond for providing her services in driving the bus
  • Ann Martin from Children In Need for her assistance with the shopping event

The Jaycees of Hagerstown is a local chapter of the Maryland Jaycees, the United States Junior Chamber and the Junior Chamber International.

The Jaycees provide young professionals the opportunity to develop personal and leadership skills through local community service and organizational involvement.

Children In Need is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded to provide Washington County children the necessities needed for learning.

Its mission is to provide essential clothing, personal care items and educational supplies to all Washington County children in need.

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