Christmas Gifts Needed For Soldiers In Iraq

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A Kirkland woman needs your help in making Christmas a little merrier for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

For the last 5-years Ruth Ann Young and her volunteers have sent more than 43-thousand Christmas gifts to our service men and women through a program she started called "Operation Iraq: The Spirit of Christmas".

This year she hopes to send 7-thousand gifts raising the total to 50-thousand. Young says, "They are given to the commanding officers and to the chaplains on the front-line and to be dispersed on Christmas morning to those who have not received anything from home."

Young will also send toys that the soldiers can give to children in Iraq and Afghanistan.

You can drop-off off donations at Kirkland's Northwest University in front of Butterfield Chapel on Saturdays, including tomorrow, from nine to noon and Wednesday through Friday from ten to six.

Young is asking for chocolate, magazines, phone cards, white socks, toiletry items, kids artwork and much more.

You can also help pack the Christmas boxes at Butterfield Chapel on November 21st and 24th.

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