Operation R.E.A.C.H. Roane County asks for help to provide presents for children in need

(Roane County Operation R.E.A.C.H.)
(Roane County Operation R.E.A.C.H.)

KINGSTON (WATE) – With days left until shopping day, Operation R.E.A.C.H. Roane County is hoping to reach their fundraising goal.

Operation R.E.A.C.H, stands for “Roane Enriches Another Child’s Holiday.” Every year, children in Roane County are selected by teachers in elementary and middle schools for the program.

On December 9 and 10, children will each be matched with a volunteer who helps the child shop at Walmart. They are then taken to a local school cafeteria or gym where the volunteers help wrap their gifts. The children are provided lunch as well.

“We are the largest and oldest organization in Roane County, which provides Christmas gifts for needy families. We work with several other organizations, and take no monetary reimbursement for our volunteer work,” said Randy Ellis, Roane County Operation REACH president. “Operation REACH will celebrate its 41st anniversary this year, which shows our legacy of consistently investing in the more disadvantaged school children in the Roane County School Systems.”

To donate or volunteer visit Operation R.E.A.C.H.’s website.

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