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Winder Fire Department Provides Christmas for More Than 400 Children

The department has finished its Empty Stocking Drive for 2011.

More than 400 children will have a merrier Christmas thanks to the efforts of the .

The department's 2011 Empty Stocking Drive provided gifts for a total of 427 children — 195 orders through Barrow Holiday Connection, a volunteer effort of local schools, churches, the and , and 232 department applications. 

"Even in these difficult financial times the citizens of Winder and our business community opened their hearts for our Empty Stocking Drive," said in a news release. "All of us are blessed to work in a community where giving is a way of life."

The Winder Fire Department would like to thank the following:

  • Residents of Winder
  • in Winder
  • Villas of Winder
  • Fred's
  • Auxiliary
  • Jug Tavern Square Dancers
  • Park Place, Windermere, Brighton Pointe, Paris Pointe, Waverly Place, St. Ives, Chestnut Ridge, Overlook and Bellingrath Plantation subdivisions
  • Phillips Transitions Center in Buford
  • Beta Club
  • Family Dollar Store
  • Dollar General Store
  • Those who provided cash and toy donations 

Have you helped those in need this holiday season? If so, tell us how in comments below.

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