Get your HOT DOGS!
- Friday, September 7 from 5 pm – 7 pm.
- Saturday, September 8 from 11 am – 1 pm.
- Sunday, September 9 11 am – 1 pm.
All proceeds will go directly to Adopt A Child for Christmas!
I asked Corey Loghry about the program.
Year 1: 350, Year 2: 600; Year 3: 920 We are anticipating over 1000 this year!
No larger program, just a grass roots effort working with LCSD #1 social workers to identify families in need who would otherwise not have a Christmas.
This will be the 4th year.
We need volunteers to adopt all the children plus 6 managers. We will start the requests for volunteers to adopt children October 1st.
We ask that adopters spend around $75 per child. Collections will go toward purchasing gifts for volunteers who don’t follow thru. Last year that was about 32.
Lists will go out to adopters mid November. Collection day will be December 9th at the Community House. Different than previous years, we won’t be delivering to schools, rather we rented the Community House for the 9th and 10th. We will collect on the 9th and the Social Workers will distribute to parents on the 10th. Those that adopt, wrap the gifts and the parents pick the gifts up in order to place the gifts under the tree from Santa. Last year we had 4 box trucks full of gifts we delivered to schools over a 4 day period!
Every child should feel like they matter every day, but especially on Christmas. If we can come together as a community to do that, I think it helps kids realize how much they matter and how much people care about them. It’s a big, wonderful project for our local children!