Christmas

Thank You from a Christmas Family

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016 in Christmas, Thank You Letters | 0 comments

I say this with Joy not sorrow — I’ve not known Christmas for 5 years. But I will always remember this one. To see people, who took time to love, care and give, is amazing to me; and oh so very very real. I can actually feel that I am included — special, a part of a family, not alone — as the Lord promised I would never be. Thank you so much for letting me feel and now see and touch so much! It is giving me the biggest smile and hope for the brightest year. May you be blessed; thank you again. From my heart – a happy faced friend – smiling and laughing...

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Thank You from an Angel Tree Recipient

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Christmas, Featured, Thank You Letters | 0 comments

Thank You from an Angel Tree Recipient

The following letter was addressed to the Hill Country Needs Council (aka Santa Claus): Dear “Santa” & All his helpers: With hospital bill arriving from my recent knee replacement looking like part of the national debt, I had decided best to ignore the season & just enjoy the music & Charlie Brown specials. But then your “jolly elves” arrived today bearing not just gifts, but things I had needed or wanted. Needed bedroom shoes but decided food more urgent. Now I’m toasty warm in beautiful, red slippers, + a beautiful blue (my favorite color) throw,...

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Christmas Families Program

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Christmas | 0 comments

Christmas is a time of sharing and celebration. Our Christmas Families Program is an opportunity for your family or group to share with a family in a very practical and enjoyable way. The staff selects approximately 100 families that have been assisted throughout the year and invites them to fill out a wish list for each member of the family. The families are encouraged to list practical gifts such as clothing, shoes and personal need items. They also fill out a household wish list for items such as towels, laundry detergent, bedding and small appliances. Last year when one group leader read...

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Warm Winter

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Christmas | 0 comments

In an effort to help keep our neighbors warm this winter the Needs Council is collecting new and gently used coats, as well as blankets, gloves and hats. Clients in need of coats will receive a voucher from the Needs Council for the free coats at St. Vincent de Paul. Many of our clients live in under-insulated older homes and trailers where space heaters provide their only heat. We need approximately 100 space heaters to help these clients. The space heaters must be new & have the tip over safety switch. All “warm winter” item donations may be brought to the Needs Council at 209 South...

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Angel Tree

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Christmas | 0 comments

Paaton Reeh’s elementary art students have decorated over 100 paper angels for our ANGEL TREE at Chase Bank. Each of these beautiful angels holds the wishes of a home bound senior or disabled adult who doesn’t have family to celebrate Christmas with. Their wish lists are fairly simple, two or three items to bring a smile on Christmas morning. Some common requests are slippers, chocolates, lotions and plants. The Fredericksburg Food Ministry will be providing a Christmas Dinner to each of these seniors. You can imagine how appreciated these gifts are! Please consider dropping by Chase Bank to...

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