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Salvation Army launches annual Cheer Club

HANCOCK — The Salvation Army’s annual Cheer Club program kicks off Friday.

Done in collaboration with the Daily Mining Gazette, Cheer Club collects Christmas presents for underprivileged children.

“It just creates a sense of togetherness for the holidays, and they help to bring a little joy for families that may not have much extra in their budget to do some of those kinds of things,” said Envoy Brenda DeLacy.

People can drop off toys at the Daily Mining Gazette through Dec. 13. Families will be able to choose Christmas presents at the Salvation Army on Dec. 19-20.

Of particular interest are items geared toward preteens and teenagers, which are often in short supply in donations, DeLacy said.

To be eligible for the presents, people must first register at the Salvation Army, which they can do through Dec. 6. The Hancock office will be closed this week, but will reopen on Monday, DeLacy said.

To register, people must bring a picture ID, proof of income and proof of household ages.

For more information or to volunteer, call the Salvation Army at 482-3420 or visit the office at 408 Ravine St.

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