Holiday Giving

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Holiday Giving

Whether your heart is to serve families, seniors or children there is a program for you! Christmas Families, Angel Tree and our new program this year, Giving Tree is aimed at providing items for those who are struggling in our community this holiday season. 

 

Interested in volunteering? Click here to learn more. 

 

Christmas Families

(You MUST contact Needs Council to be matched with a family)

Anonymously bless a family who is struggling to make ends meet

  • Wish list includes practical items for adults (scroll to bottom of page)
  • 1-2 gifts for the kids
  • You may wish to give a gift card to help with Christmas dinner
  • Utility bill sponsorships are available

Don’t delay! Call 997-9756 to be matched up with a family

Angel Tree

“Adopt” one of our homebound senior clients

  • Select an “Angel Ornament” from the Chase Bank Christmas Tree
  • Each ornament has a wish list of 2-4 items
  • Requests vary from chocolates and candles to a pair of pants and a new calendar
  • Deliver gifts to Chase Bank or Needs Council office by Friday, December 15th 

Giving Tree

Help supply counselors & teachers with items aimed at providing comfort to students

  • Select an “Angel Ornament” from the BBVA Compass Bank Tree
  • Each ornament has a wish list of 1-3 items
  • Requests vary from underwear and socks to grief books and grooming kits
  • Deliver gifts to BBVA Compass Bank or Needs Council office by Friday, December 15th 

 

 

List of suggested practical items that may be placed in a large sturdy laundry basket for Christmas Families program:

  • kitchen trash bags (13 gallon)
  • windex, comet, 409 cleanser (or similar)
  • bath soap, shampoo & conditioner
  • kitchen towels, scrub brush
  • dish soap & sponges
  • microfiber cleaning cloths
  • toothpaste & toothbrushes
  • disposable razors
  • air freshener
  • laundry detergent
  • peanut butter & jelly (no glass)
  • ketchup, mustard & mayo
  • pasta
  • spaghetti sauce (no glass)
  • mac & cheese
  • nuts
  • cooking oil
  • healthy snacks
  • microwavable popcorn
  • toilet paper