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Holiday house show benefits foster kids
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Jeff Saunders has his house spruced up for the holiday.

By that, his Manteca place at 1221 Spruce Lane is currently decorated with plenty of Christmas lights, ornaments and other such displays.

“It’s a complete walk-around (the house) display,” said Saunders said.

For today (Saturday, Dec. 13) along with Saturday, Dec. 20, and the following days (Dec. 22-23), he’s opening his winter wonderland home display to the public, from 6 to 10 p.m.

It’s all for a good cause.

During those days, Saunders will be collecting gift items to benefit the Mary Graham Children’s Foundation.

He put together a wish list of options and ideas, including:

• Toiletries –Toothbrush, tooth paste, hair brush, comb, hair accessories, curling iron, hairdryer, curlers, makeup, cologne, deodorant, perfume, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, loofa, and lotion.

• Clothes – Pajamas, slippers, socks, beanies, purses, gloves, hats, jackets, backpack, and scarf.

• Electronics & games – DVDs, PS games, MP3 players, ear phones / head phones, hand held games, and board games.

• Gift cards – Wal-Mart, Target.

• Office supply – Notebooks, binders, journals, pens, markers, colored pencils, art paper, and stickers.

• Jewelry – Wrist watch, sunglasses.

Teens in foster care are wards of the state and certain rules do apply – PG-13 electronic games and DVDs, no gang-affiliated color clothes, no beads or Play-Doh, no glass, no razors or sharpeners, and gifts are asked to be new and unwrapped.

These items may be dropped off at the Manteca home at any time.

For more information, contact Amber Saunders, executive director of the Mary Graham Children’s Foundation, at 209.373.6821.