HOLIDAY GIFT PROJECT
Our 15th annual Care & Share Holiday party will be held as a DRIVE THROUGH event at West Lawn United Methodist Church. Gift recipients are children with an incarcerated parent, or a parent with involvement in the justice system, who are struggling to make ends meet. 200 more children are on our list than last year! 223 families, 798 children, will benefit from this exciting event.
Many hands are working 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. And to Wilson School District Students (Wilson Ambassadors and Leos Club)
798 Children are on our Holiday Gift Project Gift List!
To sponsor a child, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Care & Share Party
Each December, BCPS partners with churches, groups, employers, and community members to provide Christmas gifts to hundreds of children with an incarcerated parent, or have a parent with involvement in the justice system.
West Lawn United Methodist Church hosts our Care & Share Holiday Party that allows these children to visit with Santa, make crafts, eat (lots of) cookies, and receive presents. For many of them, this will be the only holiday celebration they experience and everyone goes above and beyond to make it special.
The last time we were able to hold the event in-person was in 2019. Check out our photos to see what it is all about!