Have you ever wondered how you can help a family in need over the holiday season?

Have you ever wondered how you can teach your children, and get them involved, in helping those less fortunate?

We have an answer for you!

You can get involved in Bethany’s Social Action Committee’s annual Family Christmas Project.  Each year, we receive family names from our local Crystal Lake schools.  These families have put together wish lists for their children, for items that they can use but many times cannot afford.  Instead of items like video games, bikes, and electronics, many lists come back with things such as coats, socks, underwear, and even deodorant.  Our volunteer shoppers take these lists and shop for as many items as possible within our budget, hoping to cover things on the wish lists as well as providing one special toy for the children.  Parents are also provided with a Wal-Mart gift card that they can use for groceries and essentials.  

Here is how you can get involved!  You can be a shopper (lists and all important information will be provided to you before you shop).  You can help wrap the gifts in December (our wrapping date is Dec. 14 from 9 am – Noon).  You can help deliver the gifts to the families or to the schools.  You can donate to help fund this wonderful project.  You can get your whole family involved with the project to help provide a happy holiday season for other families.   

Interested in helping out?  You can sign up on the tall bulletin insert, or you can contact either Sarah Korreck (815-459-1139) or Debbie Batliner (815-356-7238).  Thanks so much for helping us do the small things that can make a difference in the lives of others!