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YWCA Opens Unique Boutique To Help 93 Families

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Stress from the holidays can come from trying to find the perfect gift for each person. But families who can't afford gifts every year can turn to the YWCA's Unique Boutique.

Volunteers say helping these families is a reminder what this season is all about.

"This is a time for people to come and shop for their son, their daughter, their mom, and make sure that everybody has a perfect Christmas." Katie McCormick says who works at the YWCA.

A room was set up filled with coats, candles and games. All the items donated so parents, or kids, could find a gift for each member of their family.

"It's an opportunity that many of us take for granted that we can go to the store and pick out the perfect gift." McCormick says.

A chance some families don't have every year, that's why once again the YWCA is helping stuff the stockings, this year for 93 families.

"It's been great watching them, they are so excited. I mean some of us just dread going shopping, and you come here and you see people so excited to get things and so appreciative." says Deb Reynolds who is on the YWCA board and volunteers her time.

"We had a little girl named Sarah who came through earlier, and she was so excited to pick out something for her older brother, her mom, her grandma. When she finally found it, she ran through just screaming and holding it up like 'I found the perfect gift' she was very very excited." McCormick laughs.

All the gifts were wrapped up before being sent home. But above all, helping the families is what these volunteers say it's all about.

"It's great to volunteer because this time of the year you get so focused on doing stuff for yourself and your family, and so to help others is really nice to be able to take time to do that." Reynolds says smiling.

If you want to help donate to the YWCA Cass Clay then click here.

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