Federal Employees Provide Gifts for 300 Children and 50 Seniors Through "Gifts From The Heart" Program

Media Contact: Jeffrey S. McCracken, 916-978-5100

For Release: December 02, 2005

For the sixteenth consecutive year, employees with the Bureau of Reclamations Mid-Pacific Region are participating in the Gifts From The Heart program, helping to make the holidays a little merrier for 300 children and 50 seniors in the greater Sacramento area.

Last Holiday Season, more than 4,000 children and 510 adults and seniors in Sacramento County received wrapped presents through this program; an estimated 13,500 gifts were distributed.  Gifts From The Heart is coordinated by the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services, Child Protective Services.  Please visit Reclamations Web site at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/headlines/gifts/index.html to view photos from last years event. 
The media is invited to the Federal Building, 2800 Cottage Way, Cafeteria Conference Rooms C-1001/1002, Sacramento, California, on Monday, December 5, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. or on Tuesday, December 6, 2005, from 8 to 11 a.m. as volunteers sort and deliver the hundreds of wrapped gifts. 

The gifts will be picked up by the Gifts From The Heart program staff on Tuesday morning, December 6, 2005, between 10 and 11 a.m.  For additional information, please contact Louis Moore in Reclamations Public Affairs Office at 916-978-5100, TDD 916-978-5608, or e-mail wmoore@mp.usbr.gov.

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