Friday, November 30 2012 8:42 AM EST2012-11-30 13:42:20 GMT
By Valencia Wicker email@example.com CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – When it comes to helping a family in need, the trade doesn't only exist between families. Companies have had a hand in giving the giftMore >>
When it comes to helping a family in need, the trade doesn't only exist between families. Companies have had a hand in giving the gift of Christmas through Families Helping Families, too. More >>
Thursday, November 22 2012 6:55 PM EST2012-11-22 23:55:37 GMT
By Valencia Wicker firstname.lastname@example.org NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – Last holiday season Yolanda June didn't know how she would be able to buy Christmas gifts for her four daughters. June was battlingMore >>
Last holiday season Yolanda June didn't know how she would be able to buy Christmas gifts for her four daughters. June was battling thyroid cancer and couldn't work. But, thanks to a group of strangers through Families Helping Families, June can attest the goodness of others.More >>
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The Families Helping Families Wrap-a-Thon has begun as people wrap gifts for their adopted families.
It's not just families who adopt, either. Employees at several Lowcountry businesses have teamed up to adopt families. Several people at Benefitfocus are sponsoring four needy families.
"Each of the four families has five members of those families ranging in age from 1 to 35 years old, so for each family we did gifts for each member of the family. Then we did the basic necessities -- laundry detergent, toothpaste, grocery store gift cards, and some things we thought might help during the holiday season," said Bonner Jordan.
If you sponsored a family, you have until Saturday to get your gifts wrapped and delivered to the warehouse in West Ashley.
There will also be a benefit concert this weekend on Bowens Island for Families Helping Families. The Jazz Jam starts at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions. More>>