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Caroling benefits teens

The sounds of the season will be ringing Wednesday as the spirit of giving is shared with local teens.

Deb White (White House Mortgages) and Dawn King (The Kings) present the fourth annual Caroling for a Cause in front of the Safeway at the Vernon Square Mall from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The duo will be singing Christmas carols to raise money and awareness for Teens Count Too.

“We both have a soft spot for the teens,” said White, as this time of year often focusses on helping children in need while many teens go without.

“They’re so forgotten but they still need to be cherished as well.”

Teens Count Too was started more than 18 years ago in Vernon by three women who were concerned that underprivileged children over the age of 12 did not receive a gift at Christmas from existing charities in the community.

Teens Count Too now assists approximately 500 teens a year.

To help get community members into the spirit of giving, White and King will share their vocal talents Wednesday.

“We encourage everyone to come down, make a donation and maybe even get up on stage with us and sing,” said White.

King is a professional singer, and White says she will be a wonderful voice to hear.

Anyone who cannot make it but would like to support underprivileged teens this season can donate at 105.7 Sun FM radio station,White House Mortgages or online at


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