This is a big project for our project chairs and members. Our project chairs work with several agencies to avoid overlap of serving families in need. Once our project chairs has a list of the families, our volunteers are provided with a name of the family. The volunteer then contacts the family and develops a list of desired gifts. Christ Child allows $125 per child for gifts and each family receives a $200 gift card for food only at a local grocery store.
The shoppers make arrangements with the head of the family to deliver the gifts. Then, the shopper completes the reimbursement form with receipts and provides it to the Treasurer. The Christ Child organization reimburses the member shoppers.
In 2022, 224 children, including 20 Petoskey High School transient/homeless teens, from 105 families received support.
You can be a part of this rewarding program by Joining Us in the Christ Child Society of Northern Michigan or by donating for our Christmas service program.