HOLIDAY GIFT PROJECT
798 Children benefitted from the Holiday Gift Project this year!
Our 15th annual Care & Share Holiday party was a DRIVE THROUGH event at West Lawn United Methodist Church. Gift recipients were children with an incarcerated parent, or a parent with involvement in the justice system, who are struggling to make ends meet this holiday season. 200 more children are on our list than last year! 223 families, 798 children, will benefit from this exciting event.
Many worked behind the scenes to prepare for the event... donating gifts, knitting hats and scarves, building gingerbread houses, baking cookies, donating food, creating a magical holiday atmosphere for the celebration, and of course SANTA and MRS. CLAUS!
Special thank you to Alice Moyer and the congregation of West Lawn UMC for providing this wonderful celebration for these families. BCPS would also like to thank Blankets of Hope-Berks for providing a warm blanket for everyone in attendance and the Hope Rescue Mission for kindly helping us deliver all the wrapped gifts to the church. Thank you to St. Paul's Lutheran Church and Jane Kinder of, Douglassville, Wood to Wonderful, Holy Cross UMC, Immanuel UCC, The Holiday Inn, Morgantown, Boscov's, Pitney Bowes, and the State Parole Office. And lastly, thank you to Wilson School District Students (Wilson Ambassadors and Leos Club) and Max B. from Exeter High School.