We helped 2,261 children for Christmas!
We are back in the Center after taking a much-needed Christmas break! It was much-needed, because we helped a record number of children in foster care have an AMAZING Christmas this year!
We filled Christmas wish lists for 2,261 children in three states! It was truly a massive effort to get it all done, but we were ready to ship everything out on delivery day! And we wouldn’t have been able to get it done without the help we get from the community.
We had hundreds of volunteers come to the Curtis Cares Center to help stock shelves and fill children’s lists. We had people bring vehicles loaded with toys and clothing. We had thousands of dollars in donations to help fill out the lists when we didn’t have something on the shelf.
And the generosity went beyond that! Mojo and WZYP collected more than 850 bicycles for our kids during Bikes or Bust! Mix 96.9 made us the beneficiary of their Christmas parade by collecting toys and clothing for us! Bankston Motor Homes let us use one of their RVs as a collection drop off at Bridge Street Town Centre! There really are just too many people to thank individually.
We are so thankful to live in a community where the people and businesses are so ready and willing to step up and help children at a time of year when they need it the most.
And we’re not done! We’ve been replenishing our shelves in the Curtis Cares Center, and if you want to volunteer you can still help! Just look at signup opportunities here!
We hope you all had a Happy New Year. We’ve already hit the ground running, and we’re excited to show you what we have in store for this year!