At M Station, our neighbors to the east, Foundation Communities’ Holiday Assistance Program aims to make a difference in the lives of those who may not be able to afford to celebrate Christmas. This year, we hope that many of us at Redeemer can help them make a difference!
There are three ways that we at Redeemer can help our neighbors through the Holiday Assistance Program:
1. Sponsor a Family—Sign up, get matched with a family, and receive their Christmas wish list! This would be a great activity for a small group or other established Redeemer group, but you can also make your own group to pitch in. All sponsor forms must be submitted no later that Tuesday, December 4. Click here for the site and sign up information.
2. Donate to the Holiday Assistance Program’s Holiday Drive—This one can be a group or individual contribution! You can provide supplemental items for families who are not matched with a sponsor, or those who need additional assistance. See below for a list of suggested gift donations.
3. Make a monetary donation—If you don’t have the time or means to buy individual gifts, you can always donate money, and Holiday Assistance Program volunteers will buy the gifts! Go to foundcom.org to donate.
All physical donations are accepted by appointment from December 12-14 at the Community Center South at 2600 W Stassney Drive.
If you have any questions, please email Bryce Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Gift Cards: HEB, Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy or Visa gift cards. Please ensure cards are loaded and amount is written on the card.
- 30-Day CapMetro Bus Pass
- Toys: all ages
- Household supplies: Sheets and blankets (twin, full, queen), towels, small kitchen/bath mats, pots/pans, dish sets, crockpots, coffee makers, small blenders, toasters, water filter pitchers
- Cleaning Supplies: liquid laundry detergent, dish soap, brooms/mops/swiffers, laundry baskets, plungers, toilet scrubbers
- Non-perishable food items & can openers
- Sports equipment: volleyballs, soccer balls, basketballs, footballs, kickballs
- Books: 3 – 12 years old, especially popular titles like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants, etc.
- Teen items: ball caps, college insignia shirts, hoodies, jewelry/accessories, nail polish, make-up, curling irons/straighteners, headphones, mp3 players <$50
- Board games: families and adult games
- School supplies/Backpacks (child & teen/adult)
- Art supplies/Craft kits