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The floor and office space of PARADIGM, an entrepreneurial support company whose office is in a brick building in the 300 block of West Washington Street in downtown Kearney, becomes a whirlwind of wrapping paper and bows as hundreds of volunteers work the first week of December of wrap hundreds of items for the more than 600 people served by the Kearney Family Foundation. This year the foundation moved its headquarters from founder Kim Thorne’s home to office space her family owns because the community outreach effort had outgrown the Thorne residence. This year, food donations were kept and dispersed from a separate at a location on Couchman Drive, while other items were loaded at the Washington Street location. Foundation board member Jenny Varone said volunteers like the new locations, as they makes the foundation more visible in the community.