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In 1982 Reverend Clayton Lewis saw a child digging through a dumpster in Dallas for food. He got the wheels turning and in 1985 the movement became The Wilkinson Center in Dallas. They provide food, education and employment to families in need.

“What we are really trying to do is move people forward. We have a huge and vibrant adult education program” said Executive Director of The Wilkinson Center Anne Reeder.

This holiday season The Wilkinson Center is joining forces with the hip clothing store called West Coast Vibes in University Park to bring a special Christmas to these families.

“These people that are going to The Wilkinson Center who are really trying to pull their lives out of the trenches and make a better life for themselves and their children. I want to do anything I can to put a smile on those kids faces” said owner of West Coast Vibes Lori Landes.

Next week the families will be able to pick up very special Christmas gifts for the kids as well as the parents compliments of West Coast Vibes and The Wilkinson Center.

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