Help by being a 'Secret Santa"

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"There are only 25 days left until Christmas and the Child Advocacy Center has 19 children ages 3-17 that need your help this holiday season. These are truly needy families that will not have a Christmas without your help. As a parent, I think it is a wonderful experience for my own children to learn the true meaning of the holidays by giving to others," said Amanda Pruitt, Drug Endangered Children's Program Coordinator.

The Child Advocacy Center is recruiting 'Secret Santa's' to help make abused children's Christmas wishes come true. Misty Barton and her daughter Shelby share why they sponsor a family every year. "Our family has been sponsoring a child for the last few years. The reason we sponsor is to give back to our community but to also teach our children about the importance of giving. We want to be able to provide at least one family with a Christmas they wouldn't be able to have otherwise. We want to help a family during a time when they need it most."

The Child Advocacy Center is a non-profit agency that works with the Department of Children's Services, law enforcement, and the District Attorney's Office to investigate and prosecute child abuse cases.

For information on how you can get involved and be a 'Secret Santa' to an abused child, contact the Child Advocacy Center. In Rutherford County contact Jennifer Gamble at (615) 867-9000 and in Cannon County contact Amanda Pruitt at (615) 563-9915.

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