Every year the Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley organization hosts a Christmas party for local foster children to raise their spirits and remind them that their community is behind them. In the past, toys were collected through numerous avenues and each child received a special package of age and gender appropriate toys.
The children received these toys at a big Christmas party along with their families. It’s always such a big success, and every child’s smile is just priceless. Last year we were able to host 200 children with the help of our generous Santa’s Helpers from throughout the Merrimack Valley.
Introducing Santa’s Helpers
Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley are preparing now for the 2019 Christmas Party and “Santa’s Helpers” Program. Each child is asked for their ‘Wish List’ so they can be sure of offering a more personal gift. This allows the children to receive something that is truly “wanted”, and add more joy to their Christmas holiday.
Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley is looking for volunteers in our community to be a “Santa’s Helper” and sign up to support our program, be it one child or 10. The average gift size for each child is estimated at $100 each. Cash donations of $100 are being accepted for those who would like to offer financial support. Another option is for a group of 1 to 4 people become an official Santa’s Helper to sponsor a foster child.
How do you get started?
Just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request to sponsor a child between now and November 10th. Then before Thanksgiving you will receive an email with all the information you need to go shopping. All unwrapped gifts must be delivered to Methuen Karate Association, 70 C Bonanno Court, Methuen, MA no later than Sunday, December 6, 2020.
Feel free to contact Eileen Giordano directly for more information 978-771-2150.