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The Santa House Cancels Christmas Program For Lack Of Space

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SNOW HILL, Md.- The Santa House has been helping bring Christmas cheer to children and families for the past 30 years, this is the first year that will not happen. The non-profit organization said the space for storage provided last year by Atlantic General Hospital is no longer available.

Organizers said since last year they have been searching for another space big enough to hold their Christmas donations. The Santa House has been searching for a 5,000 square foot location to operate from since the 2013 Christmas season. The area is used to sort food, toys and clothing to be distributed to families, according to president Dena Holloway.

"Since we closed our doors last year at Christmas time we've been hunting for a building to operate out of. We have had many, many phone calls we have had at least six different buildings that we've looked at and tried to obtain for this Christmas season but all of them have fallen through," Holloway said. 

Since the program began in the 1990's it has helped over 20,244 children from 8,275 families and given packages to 779 elderly citizens in Worcester County.

"I am just devastated and sorry that we're not going to be there, but we have contacted the gold program in Worcester County, The Salvation Army and the local churches and they will be willing to try and assist you in the best that they can," Holloway said.

A link has been set up on The Santa House's Facebook page for building fund donations and to contact organizers about available storage space in Worcester County.  

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