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Quinn House asking for support for Christmas program

LAWRENCEVILLE -- As the holidays approach, the Quinn House's Christmas Program is working to shelter underprivileged children from a disappointing Christmas.

Stationed in downtown Lawrenceville, the Quinn House has been assisting Gwinnett County's struggling families and individuals for the past 25 years. However, because of the slow economy, those in need have increased exponentially and the Quinn House is scrambling to keep up with the demand.

The nonprofit organization is not only a licensed food bank and a shelter for the homeless, but the Quinn House also stresses the importance of spreading holiday cheer.

"The main goal of our Christmas Program is to not disappoint any children at Christmas," says Pat Travis, the Director of Community Relations at the Quinn House. Last year, the Quinn House was able to provide hope and joy to over 1,000 needy children, thanks to their Christmas Food Basket Program and their Christmas sponsors.

However, as requests from those in need have more than doubled in the past year, the Quinn House is currently in desperate need of more donations and sponsors for their underprivileged children and seniors. Travis fears that it will not be able to recreate the enormous, charitable success of last holiday season, and is asking for community support.

For information on becoming a sponsor, making a donation, or helping the Quinn House, call (770) 317-5026 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. or email Travis at pmtravis5@gmail.com