United Christmas Service - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

United Christmas Service

Help make the holidays a little brighter for families in need by supporting the United Christmas Service.  United Christmas Service (UCS), a program of United Way of Central Indiana, provides holiday assistance to families facing the greatest need.  Last year, more than 25,500 people received food, clothing, toys, and gifts, thanks to your generosity.  WTHR is, once again, a proud partner of the United Christmas Service and supports its' goal to serve these families.

How you can help:

Be a Donor – "Adopt" a Family
Participate in the donor program and be matched with families who are truly in need.  Donor groups can be companies, churches, neighborhoods, families, civic organizations and other groups.  As a donor, you have the opportunity to deliver wrapped gifts to the family before Christmas. Be prepared to spend about $75, per family member, for gifts, clothing and food.  Families must be adopted by December 18, 2013.  
 
Purchase a Sunrise Cookbook
The Sunrise cookbook is WTHR's annual holiday tradition featuring our anchors' favorite recipes, along with seasonal recipes and cooking tips from the culinary pros. We hope it becomes part of your family's holiday tradition, too. The cookbooks are only $9.99 and make great holiday gifts.  Look for them in participating Kroger stores in Central Indiana.  Proceeds benefit the United Christmas service. 

Meet the WTHR Sunrise team and have your Sunrise cookbook autographed at these book signing events:     

December 5 – Avon Kroger store
108 North State Rd 267, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

December 6 – Fishers Kroger store
9799 E. 116th St., 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

December 12 – Southport Kroger store
1330 West Southport Rd., 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

December 13 – Nora Kroger store
1365 E. 86th St., 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
 
Donate money
United Christmas Service hopes to raise $800,000 to help families in need this holiday season.  Contributions are tax deductible and distributed as vouchers for food, clothing or toys.  Please give what you can.  No amount is too small.  Click here to contribute online or make your check payable to United Christmas Service and mail it to:

United Christmas Service
P.O. Box 663753
Indianapolis, IN 46266-3753

To ensure that your gift is available to help families this holiday season, please make your contribution by Friday, December 20, 2013.  For more information, call (317) 921-1372 or visit UCS's website.

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