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Much Obliged-Jan. 19

■ Thank you from Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center

The staff and board of the Women’s Center would like to say thank you to all the caring and generous people, businesses, schools, churches and service organizations that made cash and gift donations to fill our Christmas wish lists. The amazing outpouring of support that we received from you all is so very much appreciated and we extend our gratitude to all of you.

This year we provided clothing, toys, household appliances and other gifts to women and children who received services from our organization. Without your generosity, we would not have been able to spread holiday cheer for these families in our community who escaped from violent homes this past year.

Thank you again for your continued support and acknowledgment of our goal to end violence against women and children. We hope 2014 is filled with peace, love and joy for you all.

The staff and board of directors of Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center, Inc.

■ Thankful for community that meets needs of others

The staff and families at New Pathways, Inc. would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for the generous response from the community and local businesses to the article that ran in the Brainerd Dispatch about our single dads on Dec. 8, 2013. All of our families were sponsored and received gifts that made the Christmas season extra special. Our local site at 714 South Sixth St., Brainerd, also received donations of personal items that will help our families with basic needs both now and in the future. The two dads featured in the program went on to housing at the end of the year and are doing well. We currently have 14 people/four families in the program. We are so encouraged to live in a community that looks to meet the needs of those who are experiencing homelessness. If you would like information on the program or would like to make a tax-free donation, contact Kathy at 454-0460, ext. 3.

Kathy Carlson

Program Manager

New Pathways, Inc.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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