Simple Needs GA’s Spirit of Christmas program aims to “fill in the gaps” by helping families who were unable to register for other local programs such as the MUST Toy Shop, Cobb Christmas and Toys for Tots. This program is a great way to get your kids involved in understanding needs in this area. An unexpected emergency—an apartment fire, an eviction notice, the loss of a job, the list is long—can create situations where families suddenly find that they can’t afford Christmas gifts for their kids and haven’t registered for other programs, Brenda says. “We came across this in 2014; school social workers came to us to ask for help with Christmas for families. Now, through referrals from social workers and others, they can can get help from us.”
Brenda has been participating in her church’s Christmas program for several years, so we have an idea of how a successful program works. In 2015, SNGA moved to create The Spirit of Christmas and start soliciting donations from SNGA’s amazing donors and volunteers. In 2015, we put smiles on 86 children’s faces and in 2016, 150! In 2017 we provided gifts to 154 kids in 53 families.
SNGA is now seeking sponsors and volunteers to help organize and then deliver to the kids. We typically are working up until Christmas Eve to ensure we help as many as we can.
Check back in November of 2018 to see how you can help. For more information about The Spirit of Christmas, just email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your support of people in need!