Conversations: Christmas Angels
“The Christmas Angels program is a program that I coordinate that helps volunteers to cover last minute emergency Christmas requests. So these might be people who moved to the area who didn’t get here in time for the regular Christmas programs or who had an emergency happen in November or December that ate up their Christmas budget – could be car repairs or medical. So people call and I have more than 3 dozen volunteers who are willing to shop and help with a family for Christmas.
Last year I remember one mom picking up her gifts and just giving me a huge hug and saying, “I am so grateful for this, because I thought I was going to be okay and then I wasn’t and now I can relax and enjoy the holiday with my kids.”
It’s just realizing that each of these angels is helping meet one small need of one family in this community and I think it’s really wonderful that we’re pulling together like this.”