Each year our “Gifts from the Heart” program asks for donations of new gifts that will be organized into a mini-mall in the Family Success Center. Last year over 500 families were invited to make their own selections for their children. Parents have expressed joy and gratitude as they leave with their donated gifts.
When you sponsor a tree, we’ll deliver a table-top tree to your business or organization with hearts containing the age and gender of a child in need. On the back of the heart, you’ll find gift suggestions. We’ll return by December 4 to pick up the unwrapped gifts.
Parents are invited to attend Santa Shop on December 9, and, accompanied by a volunteer, can shop for clothing and toys for their children. They’ll finish out the day with free gift wrapping.
To sponsor a tree, provide a new gift or make a donation, contact Donna Young at (502) 301-8688 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can sign up to volunteer to set up and help parents shop on December 9th by visiting this page, http://signup.com/go/mfGExGC.
If you’d like to shop at Amazon and have your gift shipped to us, we’ve put together a wish list at http://bit.ly/SVDPSantaShop. Don’t forget to sign up for AmazonSmile and make that gift go even further.
It’s Time for a Turkey Drive
Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, visitors to the Open Hand Kitchen are treated to traditional holiday meals. Donations of whole turkeys—large and small—would be greatly appreciated and will help make this a holiday to remember.
Turkeys can be dropped off at the Open Hand Kitchen, 1026 S. Jackson St., from 8 am to 6 pm daily.
Serving Team Sign Ups
Looking for more ways to help during the holidays? Join a volunteer serving team in the Open Hand Kitchen. On Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day we serve a special meal to diners in the Open Hand Kitchen and need a few more servers than usual. This is a great opportunity to meet the community we serve every day. For more information, contact Donna Young at (502) 301-8688 or send an email to email@example.com.