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Registration Opening Soon for Mountain Outreach's Christmas Gift Day


Williamsburg, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands (UC) Mountain Outreach (MO) program will hold their annual Christmas Gift Day registration on November 4th, 5th, and 6th. Parents wishing to register need to go to the MO warehouse in Emlyn on these dates between the hours of 3 and 5 p.m.

“This is another avenue where MO tries to help folks in the community,” explains MO Director Marc Hensley. “We want everyone to have a Merry Christmas; especially the children.”

To qualify for the program a parent must bring a valid ID, proof of income, original birth certificate for each child, and proof of custody if the child's last name is different from the parents. A child must be 14 or younger to qualify.

On December 7th, parents will be able to pick up their Christmas gifts. Volunteers, students, and church groups come from all over will be on hand to help participate in handing out the gifts. “This gives us the chance to reach out to children to put a smile on their face for Christmas morning,” says Hensley. “Christmas is about the gift we received from God through Jesus Christ and these gifts are symbolic to His grace.”

The Christmas Gift Day program started in the early 80’s to provide much needed support to the local community. Every year since the program was introduced, thousands of gifts have been handed out to help make Christmas a joyous occasion for all children.

For more information please call the Mountain Outreach office at (606)539-4346.

Mountain Outreach has been nationally recognized for its work several times: the Action Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty selected it as one of ten charities to receive the Samaritan Award; USA Today noted the program in its 1996 “Make a Difference Day” competition; and President George H. Bush honored Mountain Outreach as his 220th Daily Point of Light.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; 10 pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit