Families in need shop for their own presents…
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) – One local organization is making families in need pay for their Christmas presents. But it is actually a win-win for the families.
A local organization first heard about the concept from other states like Colorado and Florida, and decided to bring this great idea right here to New Albany.
“I’m usually depressed about every year. This just took about 1,000 lbs. off my chest,” said Jill Craig, a New Albany resident. Craig said her three granddaughters, and even great-granddaughter, are going to have the best Christmas ever.
“And then I got the 8-year-old, I got her a computer where she can read and learn,” she said. “It’s a Barbie doll. It talks to you.”
She said she has been able to buy these presents because of a newly launched program called Hope for Parents.
A shop was set up on Spring Street in New Albany through Clean Socks Hope, a local organization that ministers to the homeless and less fortunate.
“So the idea was open a Christmas store that had a lot of bargains that would serve the community and be as much about dignity as it is about providing hope,” said Jeff Minton, with Clean Socks Hope.
For more on the story check out WDRB’s Rachel Collier’s story HERE!