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Holiday Gift Room coordinator Laurel Cunnane of Alexandria prepares the toys at United Community Ministries to go out to roughly 1,000 children.

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Nichelle Mitchem has always been interested in poverty issues. “In the high school yearbook, other people’s future interests were roller-skating and disco dancing,” she said. “Mine said ‘poverty lawyer.’”


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