Faces of Christmas

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    Faces of Christmas: Rylee Spray

    Sixth-grader Rylee Spray puts together care packages and sends them to troops and their dogs in Afghanistan, with items for both the dogs and their handlers. Rylee also took the initiative to get her school involved by asking her classmates to write letters to the troops and make donations.

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    Faces of Christmas: Bao Valarie Xiong

    Bao Valarie Xiong started a personal project this year called Every Simple Dream to help make the wishes of needy and deserving people come true.

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    Faces of Christmas: Phillip Randles

    Before the school year starts, Phillip Randles volunteers with the West Fresno Resource Center and helps distribute 1,500 backpacks to Fresno Unified School District students. In addition, Randles helps with the Halloween Safe Night Out -- attended by about 300 children this year at the California...

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    Faces of Christmas: Serge Haitayan

    For seven years, Serge Haitayan has purchased and donated thousands of new coats for students at Turner, Bakman, Fancher Creek and Temperance-Kutner schools near his Fresno business. Earlier this month, he gave away 500 coats. Often several times a year at the schools, he drops off food for hungry...

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    Faces of Christmas: Stacey Flora

    About every third Saturday on what is known as "framing day," Stacey Flora visits Fresno County's Habitat for Humanity's current home construction site. Flora said she especially loves helping women learn what they can do to help build their home.

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    Faces of Christmas: Raul and Ana Maria Diaz

    Raul and Ana Maria Diaz are volunteer Eucharistic migrant ministers at St. John's Cathedral, teaching catechism to Latino farmworkers. They also coordinate the Madera Women's Project through St. Joachim's Church in Madera serving the Oaxacan women of the central San Joaquin Valley. They educate ...

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    Faces of Christmas: Thomas 'Bear' Campbell

    Thomas "Bear" Campbell buys 150 to 200 teddy bears and picks a day in December to deliver the stuffed animals to children at Poverello House and Community Regional Medical Center, where he works.

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    Faces of Christmas: Prestige Singing Seniors

    Members of the Prestige Singing Seniors are all residents at Prestige Assisted Living at Visalia. Nick Jones, 33, activities director at Prestige Assisted Living, founded the group in October 2012. It travels throughout the central San Joaquin Valley, giving performances at hospitals, elementary...

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    Faces of Christmas: Brittany Wilbur and Carrie Anne Miranda

    The basics: Brittany Wilbur, 27, of Tulare and Carrie Anne Miranda, 31, of Fresno are professional photographers and co-founders of the Sweet Nectar Society, which provides free photo shoots to families with children with serious illnesses or disabilities. The nonprofit organization began in January...

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