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Clydesdale Children's Christmas Store
About Us

What is the Clydesdale Children's Christmas Store and what do we do?

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On this page we will tell you about ourselves.  In the next few days, we will be adding photographs showing our organization at work!

Our Organization

Around 1993, Ronnie and Brenda Luther decided, since they have no children of their own, that they would help provide a happier Christmas for a needy family with children.
 
They received such joy and fulfillment from seeing the children's faces light up that year, they decided to add another family or two the next year.
 
Word got out. Soon, they had people calling them to tell them of this family and that family who needed help at Christmas.  They were torn over having to choose the few families that they were able to help and knowing that there were other children who might have a bleak Christmas because of not belonging to one of the chosen families.
 
Ronnie and Brenda sat down together and started brainstorming solutions to this problem.  Soon, it was readily apparent that they would need help, and lots of it!
 
Luckily, Ronnie and Brenda have a very large circle of friends and associates who were more than happy to volunteer their help.
 
Thus, the Clydesdale Children's Christmas Store was born.  As a result of the help from their friends, the Clydesdale Children's Christmas Store has been able to help between 500 and 1000 children every year for the past 5 years.
 
Two years ago, we attained tax-exempt status, and all contributions are fully tax deductible.

Our Philosophy

The sole purpose of our organization is to help provide needy children in the North Mississippi area with a much merrier Christmas than they would otherwise have.  We believe that needy children should be able to ask for and receive at least one of the three things they would most like to have from Santa, instead of just having to take what someone is willing to give them...which may not be what they truly want at all!  In addition, if sufficient funds are available, we add other age-appropriate toys, along with new and warm clothing.
 
 


Clydesdale Children's Christmas Store - Peyton Road - Holly Springs, MS - 38635