We bring Christmas joy to over 300 local children in need and raise funds for our ministry through our Christmas in July Giving Campaign.
Coordinator: Margaret Steadman
Our ministry has expanded greatly in scope over the past two years. In addition to providing a new toy to over 300 local children, we recently added some additional items to our agenda:
(1) Served hot chocolate and home-made cookies to our guests
(2) Conducted a two hour musical presentation in Saint Nicholas church for the children and their families that included performances by our Praise Choir, sing-alongs, trivia games, door prizes and more
(3) Photos with Santa
We meet in late spring to plan our Christmas in July Fundraiser which funds the vast majority of our ministry. We also accept donations of new, unwrapped toys. We continue to meet May through December, to plan the event, shop for toys, decorate and raise funds. We have a steering committee and are interested in creating sub-committees to assist with planning and execution of the event. We worked with our parish youth group in 2016.
Additional volunteers are needed to help us grow the reach and versatility of our ministry and to assist with fundraising. We are seeking to incorporate various cultural Christmas traditions into next years’ performance.