Thanksgiving and Christmas can place an extra burden on families that are already struggling to make ends meet, but one local organization is hoping to brighten the holidays for such families.

The Connecting Link will be hosting sign-ups for their Holiday Happiness program this week, Monday through Friday, 9AM-12PM and 1PM-3PM, at their downtown Clarksburg offices located at 215 S. 3rd Street, Suite 101.

The Holiday Happiness program provides Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, as well as presents, for children ages birth through 12 years of age. The Teen Angels program is designed to ensure teenagers 13-18 years of age also receive a special gift for Christmas.

The Connecting Link also needs volunteers to help during the sign-ups, and is seeking donations for their Teen Angels program.

Families who are in need of a little extra help this holiday season are invited to register for these programs. For further details, please contact The Connecting Link at 304-623-6681.

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