The annual holiday campaign that aids needy Texas County children will begin Nov. 16, organizers said.
“Share Your Christmas” involves numerous organizations, businesses and individuals joining to help those less fortunate. This year’s headquarters will be situated in the basement of the Houston Lions Club den on North U.S. 63. Hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications are taken there.
Cases will be outlined beginning Nov. 25 in the Houston Herald, which started the drive 31 years ago to help those in the county who need assistance during the Christmas season. Volunteer Pat Miller is the coordinator. Persons needing information can call 417-967-3234 or 417-457-6075.
An “Angel Tree” also will be situated at Houston Walmart Supercenter on South Sam Houston Blvd. The needs of various children will be listed on angels on the tree. Persons can pick up a list, and “Share Your Christmas” will distribute the donated items.
Monetary donations can be mailed to “Share Your Christmas,” P.O. Box 170, Houston, Mo. 65483, or they can be dropped by the Houston Herald on Grand Avenue in Houston.