Contact: Pat Boulis at 269/327-2321 cell 269/270-7965
Provide Christmas gifts for low income families "adopted" by Prince of Peace.
Description of task: collecting and sorting gifts for families, deliver gifts to a designated area.
Time anticipated: two plus hours per week for three to four weeks, once a year.
We are so grateful to have a congregation willing to share their blessings with the less fortunate. We are able to adopt 5 to 6 families each year.
For the last two years the families have come from Portage Community Center.
We decide how many, and the size of families then PCC matches us with the families. We are then given the families first names, age, needs, and wants. Also a time and date to return the gifts back to PCC.
We then make tags with name and a gift request and hang them on Christmas tree. Members of the congregation remove a tag from tree, buy the requested gift, wrap and return to the tree by the requested date.
Gifts are then sorted by family name and verified that all gifts have been returned.
On selected day and time we deliver gifts to PCC, where gifts are then picked up by the families.