The City of Mountlake Terrace Recreation staff and families have adopted several families for the Holidays for the fifth year in a row as part of the city’s holiday gift-giving project.
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Families with children enrolled in the city’s youth recreation activities — such as preschool and kindergarten readiness classes and before- and after-school programs — volunteered to buy presents for each member of the five families.
The project helps families who might otherwise have a less-than-ideal Christmas, said Darlene Cook, a youth programmer and co-coordinator of the project.
Cook said it also teaches children they can help people their age and those who need help locally.
“It’s a good lesson in sharing,” she said.