November 15 - December 9, 2014
Shoe Box Gifts for Neighbors in Need or Crisis
"One of our residents told me she was feeling heartbroken and anxious; living in a shelter, alone and without family at Christmas time. When we gave her the Christmas Care gift she was literally speechless, but tears were streaming down her face so I just hugged her and told her that a lot of people really do care about her. She said she hadn't received a gift from anyone for about 5 years. I can't thank you enough for helping our staff provide for people who are so in need of a gift and some kind words of compassion. I am so proud to be part of such a caring community where we all work together to help people in need. -Ann F., Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley
91.9/91.5 The Family's 17th annual ‘Christmas Care’ event will supply 40 local crisis agencies and emergency rooms with Christmas gifts for people in crisis. The goal of Christmas Care is to reach out with the love of Jesus Christ and to joyfully give hurting people a tangible reminder that we (their neighbors) remember them and care for them, and so does God.
November 15 - December 9, 2014.
The 91.9/91.5 The Family listening area. Crisis agencies and hospitals in the Fox Cities, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Shawano, Oconto, Two Rivers, Chilton and Sheboygan receive these gifts.
Fill a shoe box with NEW gifts such as toys, dolls, games, mittens, or candy for someone in need. (Something warm, something fun, something useful, something yummy!) Bring filled boxes to participating Festival Foods Stores, Pet Supplies "Plus" in Appleton, Culver's Frozen Custard in Darboy and Little Chute, or our studios in Appleton. Flier including gift suggestions
Teen boys and adult men are often forgotten at Christmas. We made a special point to ask listeners to prepare gifts for men and teens containing warm hats, gloves, socks and hats, and maybe a jumbo candy bar or electronic game. Last year we were able to fill all of the special orders for teens and men, thank you!
Thank you for helping us deliver 'comfort and joy' to our neighbors in crisis this Christmas. God bless you!
For more information call The Family studios at 800-236-9364 or email HeidiP@thefamily.net.
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Christmas Care 2013 Information Kit (to be updated for 2014 soon!)
- blurb to copy into newsletters or bulletins
- fliers with gift suggestions (both full size and half sheet)
- most recent news release, including the list of recipient organizations
- stories and thanks from past recipients
2013 List of Recipients
||•New Beginnings, Fond du Lac
•NEW Community Shelter Green Bay
•New London Medical Center
•Ripon Medical Center
•Riverside Medical Center, Waupaca
•Salvation Army, Fond du Lac
•Salvation Army Chilton
•Salvation Army Green Bay
•Salvation Army Manitowoc
•Salvation Army Oshkosh
•Salvation Army Seymour Extension
•Shawano Medical Center
•Solutions Center, Men’s Shelter, Fond du Lac
•Solutions Center, Women’s Shelter, Fond du Lac
•St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Appleton
•St. John's Warming Shelter, Green Bay
•St. Mary’s Hospital, Green Bay
•St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay
•Theda Clark Medical Center, Neenah
- Thanks to these sponsors of Christmas Care!