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Fun 107 and the United Way of Greater New Bedford are launching our sixth year of making Holiday Wishes come true. We are looking for some help to find deserving families for the program.

It's hard to believe, but October is here and the holidays will be here before you know it. The holidays are a joyful time for so many, but it is also a time for stress and worry for others here on the SouthCoast.

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a rough year for many people. Some of us have lost jobs that we've had for years. Others have children struggling with emotional problems, while some have suffered the horrible loss of a loved one from COVID-19.

For the past six years, Fun 107 and the United Way of Greater New Bedford have teamed up to bring much-needed relief and holiday cheer to local families here on the SouthCoast.

Ideal candidates for Holiday Wish are families that are struggling in 2020. COVID-related or not, we're looking for families that have just been up against it lately and could really use a break. Whether it is a sickness of a parent or a child, a lost job, or a recent death in the family, our Holiday Wish program is all about helping families that are living and working here on the SouthCoast. Specific consideration will be given to families that fall between the cracks of other agencies and charities.

If you or someone you know could benefit from a little boost this holiday season, please let us know about it by filling out the form at the link below. Share it with anyone you think might benefit. The United Way of Greater New Bedford will select five SouthCoast families for us to spotlight the week of December 7.

Each morning, Michael and Maddie will share a local family's story. Then, the magic begins. Local businesses call in to help solve adult problems like broken appliances, needed clothing, or things to help in the home. Our audience helps bring the holiday magic to life, with donations of new toys for the children in the family.

It's one of the most important weeks of radio we do all year, and it makes us proud to be from the SouthCoast.