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Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Nonprofit group offers ‘dignity’ through discounted Christmas gift program

Volunteers for Mission San Marcos and two local churches are collecting new, unwrapped gifts for their Affordable Christmas program, now in its second holiday season.

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

‘Affordable Christmas’ lets needy families buy gifts, keep dignity

Mission San Marcos executive director JOHN McGLOTHLIN writes, “The reality is the free gifts usually do not eliminate an unmet need, but they may overshadow what the parents provide and take a good measure of their dignity...

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Commentary: Making ‘yes’ really matter

JOHN McGLOTHIN writes, “bond elections have marked peaks in community interest in the schools, but the interest has always waned before we see the real change we need in local education. This is because new buildings do...