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Energy Northwest Gathers a Thousand Gifts for Head Start Students in the Tri-Cities

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Starting next week, Santa and his helpers will deliver the gifts to these head start programs in a special holiday party. Starting next week, Santa and his helpers will deliver the gifts to these head start programs in a special holiday party.

HANFORD, WA- With just a handful of days left until Christmas, Energy Northwest employees are banding together for their 35th year of giving back to kids in the head start programs across the Tri-Cities.

Over a thousand gifts purchased by those employees themselves, will be carried out in Santa's sleigh next week to fulfill holiday wishes for some of our areas kids.

Energy Northwest received over 500 kids wish lists. Each child will get 2 packages, a clothing item and a toy from their list.

Starting next week, Santa and his helpers will deliver the gifts to these head start programs in a special holiday party.

Those in charge of running the program tell NBC Right Now sometimes getting these gifts, are the only ones these children receive, "I didn't fully understand the impact that this program has on the children until I went and I participated in the Christmas parties myself. We get to see these children, and really recognize how much of a need they are in," explained Nicolle Larson with Energy Northwest.

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