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Thanks for Giving needs new location

November 4th, 2011 9:58 am by Staff Report

Kingsport’s "Thanks for Giving" project is in danger of ending unless creator and organizer Tammy Street can find another location for the annual event.

For the last five years, "Thanks for Giving" has provided Christmas to the region’s less fortunate.

The Saturday before Thanksgiving, children and families are invited to do their Christmas shopping for FREE. Children receive a present from Santa and are encouraged to visit the Gift Shop, where they may choose a gift for their mother and father and have it gift-wrapped. Families are allowed to shop in all departments for women’s and men’s clothing, shoes, children’s books, household items and Christmas decorations.

"I would hate for this event to end," Street said.

In years past, as many as 1,800 people have shopped at Thanks for Giving.

Street is hoping someone in the Kingsport community will step up and donate a building to house this year’s "Thanks for Giving."

The building must have heat and electricity, and Street and her volunteers need the building for at least one week prior to the event to set up the shopping areas. If you have a vacant building that you could donate to "Thanks for Giving," please call Street at 423-292-6454.

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