United Way seeks angels to brighten families’ holiday season

Every year, a Franklin family sits down for a Christmas tradition, passing around wrapping paper, scissors and tape for gifts for local families in need.

For the past three years, instead of buying gifts for each other, Becky and Charlie Canary and 18 of their family members buy presents for families in need for Christmas, as part of the United Way of Johnson County’s Christmas Angels program.

The program partners sponsors — businesses, groups and individual families — with families who need help to afford gifts for their children on Christmas.

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