WHAT'S HAPPENING

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud is looking to raise $15,000 in the next two weeks to purchase beds and other large items for families in need.

Just over 175 families have been adopted this holiday season in Catholic Charities Share the Spirit Program. But sometimes, their needs are greater than the resources of the generous groups who adopted them.

40 BEDS ARE NEEDED FOR FAMILIES IN OUR AREA

"More than one-third of the families adopted this year have some type of larger need," said Trina Dietz, Catholic Charities Communications Coordinator. "The biggest need by far is beds - if we are to fulfill all wishes, we need at least 40 beds. If we can fill that need, then we can move on to things like refrigerators or tires."

Everyone knows that Santa doesn't always deliver what you wish for, but by coming together, the community can provide a Merry Christmas to families in need.

TO MAKE A DONATION

Donations are being accepted at www.ccstcloud.org or by calling 320.650.1550.

DO YOU HAVE A LOCAL 411?

If you know of a family, individual or group in need, please send your detailed information to kelly@mix949.com or kelly@wjon.com.