The name “Shower of Love” was derived from new mother/infants who are “showered” with gifts either before or after the birth of the infant. In this project, Christ Child Society members are “showering” school age children with new clothes, shoes, socks, underwear, and sweatshirts or any other clothing item that the parent identifies that the child needs prior to entering school in the fall.
The project chair coordinates with staff from Petoskey and Harbor Springs, Alanson, Pellston, and Wolverine School Districts and receives names of children who have been identified in need of our services. These are children who would not have new clothes and shoes for school. The project chair contacts the school and receives the list of needs. Christ Child members are then contacted with a clothing list for a designated family. In mid-August members gather at the Christ Child House to wrap the clothing in colorful paper in preparation for delivery to designated locations.
In 2022, 72 children were “showered with love.”
Due to rural, relatively isolated locations, many families don’t have internet access, but some families don’t have a computer anyway. So when Wolverine Schools requested 30 Chromebooks and a charging station for the science classroom, the board unanimously approved the request.
You can be a part of this rewarding program by Joining Us in the Christ Child Society of Northern Michigan or by donating for the supplies for our Shower of Love.