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Holiday outreach to nursing home patients

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Caine Warren was prepared to present Katie Burnd with her Christmas goodie bag, but was surprised when had a gift to give to him.
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There is something about the holidays Caine Warren, 10, looks forward to more than gifts under the Christmas tree.

Christy Warren visits with her friend Dawn Clark.
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Each year, Caine and his grandmother Christy Warren visit area nursing homes, presenting residents with cuddlies and toiletries. "Christies Cuddlies for Clera" has been going on for five years now.

"Caine gets into it more than the other grandchildren because he's been doing it so long," Christy said. "And to be honest, he kind of likes that it's just me and him who do it. It's our thing to do together."

Christy and Caine received help in accomplishing the task at hand this year from the First Church of The Nazarene, Mount Hermon Nazarene Church, the Women of The Moose Lodge and other friends.

"I would like to thank my mom Sharon Harris," Christy said. "She also spent her day with us visiting all of the residents, bringing them a smile or a hug."

Christy presents a scarf and throw blanket to Mildred Sue Burchett, a resident at Carriage House.
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The project has been as good for Christy and Caine's souls as it has been helpful to the residents.

"As we were preparing our goodie bags Caine looked at me and said, 'I really like making these. It makes me feel good because I know they're going to love them.'"

Indeed, it is better to give than to receive.

For more information or to be a part of next year's project contact Christy at 684-5464

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It is a wonderful thing Christy is doing for the people in the nursing home. To show someone kindness and care is rare in the world we live in.

-- Posted by sdavis1958 on Thu, Dec 23, 2010, at 4:12 PM

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