Give-A-Kid Projects give relief to families in the community

By Aundreana Jones-Poole
Holt Journal Staff Reporter

Families in Holt are finding relief during the holiday season and beyond through a local non-profit organization. The Give-A-Kid Projects, which first began as just Give-A-Kid-A-Coat, was started in 1984 and has since expanded out to Give-A-Kid-A-Christmas, Give-A-Kid-A-Backpack, and Give-A-Kid 360. It serves many children who live in or attend Holt schools. Last year 453 children were served by the Christmas program and 898 adults with a household items store. “Right now we are predicting that we will surpass what we did last year; so what we really need is  for people in the community to adopt a family,” said Kris Hummel, President of the Give-A-Kid Projects.