Christmas is almost here! If you would like to help the Friendship Center, here are some options.
The children and youth that come to the after school programs are “adopted out” and fill out a wish list. These children and youth will also invite the family members living in their house to come to a Christmas Brunch. Those children and youth who come to the brunch and have not already been “adopted out” will receive a Walmart gift card.
If you want to help us this year you will have two options:
(1) adopt a child by calling us at 244-1701 for a specific child/children for their exact wish list or email us at
(2) buy a Walmart $25.00 gift card for the Christmas Brunch on Dec. 10th.
The deadline for all gifts is December 5th!
We need around 40 gift cards and 60 children and youth to be sponsored!
If you choose to buy for a specific child we ask that you get what is on the list spending approximately $75 per child. They will choose items from the following three categories: 2 items of clothing, shoes and something fun. We will send you their “wish” list with their sizes listed.
*Please wrap all items.
*Place wrapped items in a gift bag.
*Place the child’s name on the bag.
*Include a detailed list of each item purchased.
In many cases, this is the only Christmas present these children will receive.
Each year we hope to build on positive Christmas traditions and memories - these gifts help us do that. Thanks for your help in this very important and tangible way to show God’s love.