A group that helps some 28,000 men, women and children each and every year has a new reason to celebrate the season of giving. Child and Family Tennessee received a $10,000 donation on Thursday.
The group provides a variety of services including helping women and children escape violent home situations.
Blue Cross Blue Shield is behind the donation. The money will help Child and Family buy Christmas presents for children of all ages.
"To be able to do this, to make such a difference for the children, especially at Christmas, especially the older children, we're just so excited that this is going to do so much good," said Mary Shivinski.
Child and Family has been helping Tennessee men, women and children since the Great Depression.