HICKORY, N.C. — ALFA is seeking volunteers by Dec. 2 for its Holiday Adoption Program which provides gifts for its client’s children.

“Elfs” select how many children they wish to “adopt.” ALFA matches these volunteers up anonymously with a family. The child’s first name, age, shoe and clothing size and wants/needs are shared. Gifts are wrapped and labeled and dropped off at the ALFA office by Dec. 15.

However, some clients do not have children. For those who do not, $5 gift cards and/or small gift bags filled with holiday treats will be accepted.

For more information, call Adria Cline at 828-322-1447, ext. 226 or email alfacms@alfainfo.org.

In other news, ALFA will celebrate World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 629 8th St. NE. Reception is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. featuring local art and a memorial to ALFA’s founder Steve Yount. A memorial service will follow from 6:30-7:30 p.m., featuring Linda Smallwood and performances by Exodux Missionary Outreach Church Choir. The evening concludes with a candlelight vigil.

For more information, call David Zealy at 828-322-1447, ext. 233 or email prevention@alfainfo.org or visit alfainfo.org.

Lainey Millen

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