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Kara Neuverth
Media Relations Director
402-498-1305
Kara.Neuverth@boystown.org

Lauren Laferla
Media Relations Specialist
402-498-1273
Lauren.Laferla@boystown.org
Twitter: @LaurenLaferla

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Generous Donations Bring Joy to Texas Youth

From gift cards to new clothes and toys, donations poured in from all over San Antonio to bring holiday cheer to Boys Town Texas youth and families.

“We have our youth and families fill out wish lists for Christmas and then distribute these wish lists to companies and people who have contacted us wanting to help make our youth have a special holiday,” said Joyce Horner, Boys Town Texas Development Director.

Thanks to the generosity of organizations and the Greehey Family Foundation, around 70 Boys Town youth, Foster Care, In-Home and Common Sense Parenting families were able to have presents to open Christmas morning. Both the North Central Baptist Hospital and Olive Garden locations had “Angel Trees” set-up with the Boys Town Texas youth and families wish lists. Anyone could take an angel from the tree and choose to sponsor a youth or family for Christmas.

“It was great to see the outpouring of support from the community,” said Horner.

The military even got involved. After having a meal at the Olive Garden and seeing the Boys Town Angel Tree, Horner received an email from a Marine asking how he and his troop could help support Boys Town. Military service men and women from the Marines, Army and Air Force all came together to donate gifts.

Boys Town Texas would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who helped make Christmas such a joyous time for all of the families and youth in our care!

"A man is never as tall as when he stoops to help a child." - Father Edward Flanagan

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