Once again we will help needy families with gifts for their children and food for their larders.   Dates to keep in mind:


Nov. 18, 25, & Dec 2: cards available with a request for something each child needs and something they want.  Please pick up a card (or two!) in the Lounge.


Dec 16:  Gift ingathering.  Please return all gifts (unwrapped), as we will have a special blessing for the children who will enjoy them.


Dec 20: Food shopping, sorting, and delivery.  Once again we are helping needy families with gifts for their children and food for their larders.  If you can help shop for and sort food, or deliver food and gifts on Thursday, please sign up on the bulletin board across from the Office.


There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for those able to help on Dec. 20.  If you have any questions, contact Carol Nancarrow.




40 families with 21 children

We gave: 82 gifts,

including toys and clothes;

wrapping paper, bows, & tape.


Each family also received a turkey, ham, & sausage;

canned green beans, peas, corn, mustard greens,

sweet potatoes, & cranberry sauce;

gravy, stuffing mix, rice,

 macaroni & cheese;

eggs, margarine, milk, & apple juice;

bread & dinner rolls;

apples, oranges, onions,

potatoes, & carrots; and a pumpkin pie.

If needed, they also received

baby food and diapers.


Many thanks to everyone for their generous contributions!