Give the Gift of Hope this Christmas
The holiday season can be a challenging time for families and individuals in need. It’s difficult enough for many families to make ends meet without the additional emotional financial stress of the holidays.
You can join CCA by blessing individuals and families who are struggling this holiday season. This year CCA will provide over 1,200 meals to families each week during the holidays; present 125 seniors with gifts of their choice and provide toys, stockings and gift cards for 2,000 children.
How You Can Help
Make a Monetary Donation to CCA
To support holiday programs with a financial gift, make your check payable to Christian Community Action. You can also make a gift online at ccahelps.org/causes.
Coordinate a Toy or Gift Drive
Toys and gift cards are needed for children of all ages, including teens. Value of gifts should be between $25 to $50 per child. Groups can set up an appointment to deliver toys to CCA. Unwrapped toys and gifts are needed by December 4.
Coordinate a Food Drive
Help stock the CCA food pantry with holiday food.
Adopt a Senior for Christmas
Purchase gifts from CCA’s Golden Angel’s wish list and return the wrapped gifts with the name on the tag to CCA by November 30.
Donate Items for Christmas Toy Distribution Event
CCA will provide a Christmas experience as parents enter CCA’s Winter Wonderland to pick up gifts for their children. Items needed for the Christmas Toy Distribution Event include:
- Bags of gift bows
- l0 dozen holiday cookies (individually wrapped)
- 100 elf caps
- 50 Santa caps
- 10 safety vests
GIVING TREES: Toys and gift cards will be accepted at locations in Music City Mall (formerly Vista Ridge) and Stonebriar Centre. Volunteers are needed to accept toys and gift cards from shoppers in 2-hour shifts.
HOLIDAY FOOD PROGRAM: Volunteers, 16 years of age and older, are needed to help unload and sort food items from vehicles and transfer to the warehouse. Groups of 8 or more are needed to sort donated food and organize in warehouse.
CHRISTMAS GIFT DISTRIBUTION: Assist in sorting and packing gifts, decorating drive-thru area, directing traffic and greeting families, taking photos, serving snacks and beverages, distributing gifts and cleaning up after each event. Events will take place December 14-19.
To Get Involved:
TO MAKE A MONETARY DONATION:
TO ADOPT A SENIOR:
Peggy Swann • 972.219.4324
TO DISPLAY A GIVING TREE:
Thelma Cantu / 972.219.4382
TO CONDUCT A HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE:
Trent Smith • 972.219.4346
TO COORDINATE A TOY DRIVE:
Sandra Sims • 972.219.4329
Thelma Cantu / 972.219.4382
HOW TO REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER:
Groups can reserve their volunteer spots by contacting CCA Volunteer Relations at 972.219.4389 or ccahelps.org/getinvolved to register.