CHRISTMAS FOR THE LOVE OF CHILDREN

Thank you for your support of our
Christmas for the Love of Children Event!

Although it may seem far from now, preparations for 2020 Christmas for the Love of Children are already very much underway!

On December 25, 2019, over 680 children woke up on Christmas morning to open presents from this program.

The Christmas for the Love of Children Program is fully funded by individuals and groups and those donations determine how many children we can serve each year. 

How you can get involved:

SIGN UP AS A SANTA:

BE A SANTA, PROVIDE PRESENTS:

Sponsor a child by purchasing $50 worth of gifts. You will receive the name, age, gender, and wish list for each child you sponsor. We will get this information to you via email or phone.

If you are too busy to shop, we’ll shop for you! A donation of $50 will cover the cost of one child. Donate by check or online using the Donate button. Please indicate “Christmas” on the memo line for check payments and online donations.

Please email Christmas@openm.org or call (330) 434-0110 x 409 to commit to being a Santa.


SUPPORT EDUCATION, PURCHASE SCHOOL SUPPLIES:

In addition to gifts, many children receive school supplies. Specifically, we provide children with a pencil box filled with the following items: crayons, glue sticks, markers, number 2 pencils, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, scissors, and highlighters.

 

SUPPORT FOOD SECURITY, COLLECT 210 FOOD ITEMS:

Each family receives a box of food to last through the holiday break. Sign up to collect 210 packages of the same food item. Items needed include cereal, pop tarts, canned goods, applesauce, juice, and more. Contact Julie at (330) 434-0110 x 416 to sign up for an item.

SIGN UP TO BE AN 'ELF' VOLUNTEER:

Food Box Assembly Elves
Assemble all the boxes with gathered food to provide for the families on distribution day.
Dates TBD

 

Gift Drop-Off Elves
Assist Santas as they drop off gifts and organize toys.
Dates TBD

 

Bag Checker Elves
Double and triple check bags to make sure no child is left out. We make the list–you check it twice!
Dates TBD

 

School Supply Elves
Assemble, label and distribute school supply kits.
Dates TBD

 

Distribution Day Elves
Help make the big day a success!
December 16th 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

**This program serves families by referral only; it is not open to the general public.