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The Masons welcome Santa Claus each Christmas season. The money they raise from Photos with Santa goes to help local charities and families in need that could use a little extra help. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

’Tis the season to give: Organizations gearing up to help those in need

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“Maybe Christmas,” the Grinch thought, “doesn’t come from a store…”

Dr. Seuss may have been on to something there, as many residents around Detroit Lakes are busy getting ready to give without any intention of receiving.

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This is evident as the Angel trees are erected in the Boys and Girls Thrift Store, Kmart and Walmart.

Many families make it a yearly tradition to snatch a name off the tree and selflessly shop for a little boy or girl who comes from a family in need.

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