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Donors Brighten the Holidays

Desert Mission helps most vulnerable reach their full potential for health and self-sufficiency.

Donors Brighten the Holidays.

The thought of a child's face lighting up on Christmas morning was reason enough for generous individuals and groups to help make the holidays brighter for many Desert Mission clients.

The community service arm of the John C. Lincoln Health Network, Desert Mission seeks to meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable community members and help them reach their full potential for health and self-sufficiency.

A total of 110 individuals, businesses and groups "adopted" 210 Desert Mission families for the holidays, providing food for a holiday meal and gifts for the children and the household. Wish lists often included basics like laundry detergent and bedsheets for the home, and toys and clothing for the children.

Save the Date

Join the John C. Lincoln Health Foundation for an Evening in the Vineyard. The 45th Annual Gold Ball will be held at 6 p.m. March 22, 2014, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale. Proceeds from the Gold Ball will benefit health care and community programs at John C. Lincoln Health Network. For more information or for tickets and sponsorship, visit JCL.com/ball or call 602-331-7860.

At Thanksgiving, the Food Bank distributed 2,500 turkeys to clients, thanks to donations of birds and cash from John C. Lincoln employees and area businesses.

"It was so rewarding to see the community rally to help those in need," said Sue Sadecki, Desert Mission executive director. "I want to thank everyone who contributed everything from turkeys to cash to toys. It was an effort that paid off in lots of smiles."

For more information, see JCL.com/desertmission.

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