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Rusty Mac Adopt a Teen Program

The Christmas season is such a happy time of year. Twinkling lights, scrumptious food and loads of gifts to be given and received. But what if you felt no joy, no happiness – only hurt and embarrassment – because you had no gifts on Christmas morning, you were forgotten? Although it may be hard to believe, there are teens right here in our community that will experience this very sadness during the holiday season.

While it is difficult for any child to understand and deal with being overlooked during the holidays, it is particularly hard for teenagers, who are already dealing with their changing emotions, life decisions and peer pressure. You can help to make the holiday season brighter for teens who would otherwise have little or nothing to smile about during this time of year.

As a sponsor of the Rusty Mac Adopt a Teen program, you have the power to help make the holiday wishes of one or more of the teens served by the Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse come true. The Rusty Mac Adopt a Teen program was started in 1997 based on the idea by Rusty Mac that teens are the forgotten “children” at Christmas.

This year, we have 338 teens on the list to be adopted for Christmas. The staff knows what these teens want, but they need the funds to make it happen. For $100, you can guarantee one teen feels loved and supported this holiday season.

Donations can be made securely online by clicking the button below and
using your PayPal account or credit card.

or donations can be mailed to Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center, P. O. Box 447, Jackson TN 38302 or by credit card over the phone at 731-668-4000.




Toll-free, 24-hour crisis hotline: 1-800-273-4747

General Information: 731-668-4000 - email
General Mailing Address: Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse - P. O. Box 447, Jackson, TN 38302