Greetings Pantano Families,
Angel Tree is a national organization that provides Christmas presents to children with an incarcerated parent. Angel Tree partners with churches to provide presents to the children that live near their church. However, there are children that live in rural areas that don't have a church nearby. Each year, these children do not get to participate in Angel Tree.
Pantano has chosen to partner with Angel Tree this year to reach the children in rural areas of Arizona. Do to the logistics of trying to get gifts to the children, Angel Tree requests only gift cards be purchased. You can participate in Angel Tree and Serve Our City this year by purchasing a gift card for a child. We are requesting Wal-Mart gift cards because no matter how rural you are, there is always a Wal-Mart nearby!
This Christmas, Pantano Christian Church and Love Thy Neighbor Ministries will be partnering with Home Instead Senior Care in their "Be A Santa To A Senior" program. This wonderful program encourages and provides the opportunity for the community to purchase Christmas gifts for needy nursing home and assisted living residents. This is a worthwhile program that often provides some of the basic necessities of living to the senior.
If you sign up to purchase a gift card or Senior Santa gift, you can make the purchase early and bring it to Pantano or Revolution on November 3rd or 10th. Or, you can purchase the card/gift on Serve Our City day, November 17th, and then drop it off at the East Pantano campus between 9:30AM and 11:30AM. Gifts do not need to be wrapped but we do need each gift marked with the Senior Santa ##.
Thank you for being a part of Serve Our City and blessing the Angel Tree children and Seniors!
Lisa Flowers, Campus Events Coordinator