Spirit of giving is alive and well

Of all the things we do at Christmas, the giving of gifts to those less fortunate is one of the most rewarding. When gifts are delivered to children their eyes light up and our hearts become filled with the spirit of Christmas love.

This year families signed up in November at the House of Compassion hoping to get adopted by churches, businesses, organizations, and individuals. The people who signed up were fortunate to get adopted and had a much brighter Christmas knowing that the world is filled with so many good people. Also, many people gave money so that the Supply Closet team could go shopping for them. However you decided to open your hearts, know that 145 families were adopted (representing 569 people).

Thanks also goes to the army of volunteers who helped with the sign up process, the organizing, the shopping, the wrapping, and the delivering to the families. Thanks to Taco Johns and the Pizza Ranch who allowed us to hold fundraisers at their place of business and gave us a percentage of the proceeds for each of the nights. Thanks to the many wonderful people of Marshall County, the Christmas lights shone a little brighter this year, and we know that the Christian spirit of giving is alive and well.