Monday, November 21, 2011
WALLA WALLA - Members of the Walla Walla Home Team Program, a partnership between Exchange Club and Children's Home Society of Washington, are asking the community to shine a light for struggling families this holiday season.
A local child abuse prevention program, the Home Team provides role models for struggling parents, said Stephanie Biegel, Home Team coordinator.
More than 400 luminary bags and candles will be distributed at the Macy's Parade of Lights on Dec. 3, Biegel said.
Community members are asked to display the luminaries on the evening of Dec. 19, to embrace children in the community who have been neglected or abused as well as make the statement that all children should be honored, loved and cherished, she said.
Additional luminaries as well as decorative candles can be purchased at the Children's Home Society, 1612 Penny Lane. For more information call 529-2130.