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2014
Community Christmas
Outreach

  
     Community Christmas Outreach

 Share Your Christmas is sponsored by the Durham County Department of Social Services, and provides needy families with gifts of NEW clothing, toys and needed household items. Each year Aldersgate sponsors approximately 25-30 families totaling about 100 individuals. Individuals or entire families can be sponsored by signing up on forms that will be posted in the Narthex or online over the web. Suggested limits are $50 per family member. In addition, contributions of $50 cash will supply each family with a Christmas Food Basket. Wrapped gifts should be delivered to the Church by Saturday, December 14th. Delivery by the Aldersgate United Methodist Men will be Sunday, December 15th. Contact Richard Low @ rlow@topsailtech.com for more information.

 The Reindeer Store at Central Regional Hospital in Butner. The Reindeer Store program is designed to give their patients the chance to get presents for their family members. On the 1st Wednesday in December the hospital converts their gym and lobby corridor into a shopping mall for a day. Patients come throughout the day to Christmas shop for their families or friends. The patients are given “Reindeer Bucks” with which to shop for whatever they would like for their family, friends, or even for themselves. All the items in the Reindeer Stores are new merchandise that has been donated by various community organizations and individuals. The only gift requirements are that the items be new, in good taste with no sexual, violent or depressing images, and no gifts in glass containers or containing alcohol. By supporting the Reindeer Store with gifts we allow all residents to shop for their own gifts as well as for families and friends. The patients have autonomy over their purchases and get to enjoy the Christmas Spirit, despite their circumstances. During November we will be collecting gifts or donations for the upcoming Reindeer Store. Questions? Contact Colleen Anna @ canna@nc.rr.com or 919-471-8863, Anne Finch @ annefinch@nc.rr.com or 919-818-8376.

 


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