I live in Poland where we have a charitable organization. One of things we do each year is a "Christmas parties project".
Since 2000 we have put together presents for area children's homes and other children from our area. Here are pictures of our 2008 special outreach.
Our children usually help in many, many ways, varying from putting on a program of song and Bible verses to helping pack and wrap, carry packages, read out names, and endure a grumpy mama who is "stressed out" !
We appreciate each of our American friends who have given in order to make this effort possible. If you gave to this project last year, then consider yourself responsible for these smiles!
We gave out about 450 presents during December 2009. First we have a packing party where we wrap presents and pack up the candy.
Usually kids help pack up the candy bags. This past year a lady from the USA made special cloth bags for the candy bags.
These were some of the stuffed animals we gave the girls.
We needed more presents, so we went back to the store and brought them home for more intense wrapping after the "big wrapping party".Various pictures of children and young people:
They are all receiving presents, either at the various children's home, the juvenile detention center or in our church building.
She cried because she was so happy with her horses! Before the children/teens receive their presents, they listen to a 15-20 minute presentation of song and Scripture telling of the first Christmas story.
These are my children. Sorry for the terrible picture, but it is all I have from last year. (I'm playing the piano during their singing.)How you can help this year, 2009:
If this looks like a project you would like to support, be assured you can! You can sponsor a present by checking out the front of this website and clicking on Present and/or candy bag. We'd be pleased to have you help. Last year TCC customers sponsored around 100 presents! We appreciate you all!