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Thousands donate but need still exists for Christmas gift giving program

Holiday gifts going to poor families, but more needed

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Juniors Stephanie Li, left, and Lily Barghi sort presents by family as Stevenson High School students deliver toys and gifts Wednesday for Catholic Charities' Lake County Adopt-A-Family Christmas Gift Program to the gift warehouse in Waukegan.

photos by Gilbert R. Boucher II/gboucher@dailyhera

Senior Kevin Xu unloads presents from a truck to Ted Goergen, director of student activities, as Stevenson High School students deliver toys and gifts Wednesday to Catholic Charities' Lake County Adopt-A-Family Christmas Gift Program. The gifts will benefit about 235 families.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Stevenson High School senior Christine Zhal gets in the holiday spirit by wearing antlers while unloading presents Wednesday.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

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More than 60 Stevenson High School students delivered, unloaded and helped organize toys and gifts at a warehouse Wednesday as part of Catholic Charities' Lake County Adopt-A-Family Christmas gift program. Despite the generosity of thousands, there is still an unmet need, according to coordinator Jim Wogan.
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    • Juniors Stephanie Li, left, and Lily Barghi sort presents by family as Stevenson High School students deliver toys and gifts Wednesday for Catholic Charities’ Lake County Adopt-A-Family Christmas Gift Program to the gift warehouse in Waukegan.
    •  Senior Kevin Xu unloads presents from a truck to Ted Goergen, director of student activities, as Stevenson High School students deliver toys and gifts Wednesday to Catholic Charities’ Lake County Adopt-A-Family Christmas Gift Program. The gifts will benefit about 235 families.
    •  Stevenson High School senior Christine Zhal gets in the holiday spirit by wearing antlers while unloading presents Wednesday.
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