CHRISTMAS MORNING IN THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S CENTER is exciting and fun, but it goes well beyond that. It is a magical time for the children, some of whom have had very little in their lifetime. Practical gifts that most of us take for granted are very welcomed by people who do not have them.
Here are some guidelines we ask you to follow once you sign up to “adopt” a family.
To help keep things reasonable for you and equitable for the families we ask that you spend no more than $100 per individual.
Include a set of socks, underwear, and pajamas for each individual.
Though bicycles are an exciting and useful gift, we ask that you do not purchase them. The family rooms are too small to store bicycles.
Make sure all gifts are new – not used. All used items are welcome at our Thrift Store.
Wrap the presents. This helps the recipients feel special, as if they are receiving the gifts from a beloved family member or close friend. After wrapping presents, please use the guest’s first name and identification number to identify who the packages are for. Once you have all the presents together, please put them in a black trash bag or other container in order to keep them all together.
Deliver the packages to the Rescue Mission Women and Children’s Center by Wednesday, December 12.