Groups look out for teens who won't get Christmas gifts

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- Two wiregrass organizations are partnering to put on a teen Christmas drive for older children who don't qualify for Christmas toy programs, but they need your help.

The Preemie Project and Helping Hands of Dothan are looking for donated hygiene products, blankets, and socks to fill baskets for teens 13 to 17.

And on December 20th starting at 10 a.m. volunteers are needed to assemble baskets.

School counselors helped select one hundred students who need the baskets the most.

“When you look and feel better you have a better day. So I want them going back to school with a fresh start a clean start knowing that someone cared enough to put a basket together just for them so that they could have a better Christmas,” says Preemie Project founder Mandy Booth.

Donations can be dropped off at The Preemie Project of Dothan and Wiregrass 2-1-1 until December 20th.

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