Southside United Methodist Church participates in a faith-based partnership, administered through Duval County Public Schools, with Hendricks Avenue Elementary School. This partnership is called HAPI (Hendricks Avenue Partnership Initiative.) HAPI is offering an "Angel Tree" program to provide Christmas meals and gifts to Hendricks Avenue Elementary families in need. Please make Christmas brighter for a family in-need by signing up to help!
YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM THESE OPTIONS TO HELP:
- Christmas Dinner Sponsor - make a $50 donation to provide a hot cooked meal for a family.
- Child Sponsor - purchase & wrap an outfit (shirt, pants, and socks) and purchase & wrap one toy ($25 value) for a child. Gender and size information is provided on the sign up.
- Family Stocking Sponsors - make a $50 donation to help support HAPI and the Angel Tree & Christmas meal ministry AND purchase and stuff a shared Family Stocking with small items for the family you are assigned (toothbrushes, candy, cards, small toys, coloring books. You also purchase and wrap a family board game.
- Or you can do all three above!
Christmas Open House: Instead of delivering meals and gifts to families, we have invited all families in-need who have signed up to participate in the Angel Tree program to Southside UMC for a Christmas Open House! Families will enjoy fun games and crafts, and yummy treats and a visit from Santa who will send each family home with their bag of children's gifts. (All that sponsors have helped to provide!)
HOW TO HELP: If you are interested in participating in the Angel Tree program, please sign up using Sign Up Genius.
HOW TO SPONSOR AN ENTIRE FAMILY: If you are interested in sponsoring a Family, make sure to select every child in the family and also select the meal donation and family stocking. Please make the $100 check payable to Southside United Methodist Church and drop off at the church office. Make sure to put "Angel Tree" and the "Family Number" in the memo of the check.
IMPORTANT NOTES AND CONFIDENTIALITY: Due to confidentiality of the families' personal contact information, we have assigned each family/child a number. Sponsors will provide a toy ($25 value) and outfit (Pants, Shirt, and Sock) for this child. Please have all the gifts wrapped and mark the family number on ALL gifts (for example: #17A for Child A in Family #17). We would like all gifts to be dropped off at the Church Sanctuary on Wednesday, December 19th from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
QUESTIONS OR NEED HELP: If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Michelle Wright 904-536-3799 or [email protected]
|| Michelle Wright