Holiday With Heart

~ George, Faith in Community Coordinator

2010 HOLIDAY WITH HEART
Each year, GBM provides Christmas food and gifts to families struggling to survive in our communities. We serve as many families as resources and donations allow. To make this all possible, we need your help to collect, organize, package and provide the following:
FOOD
Each family will be given enough food to prepare a holiday meal and additional meals while children are out of school. Non-perishable foods are always needed, but during the holidays we also need fresh vegetables (like potatoes, celery, carrots and sweet potatoes) and fresh fruits (like apples, oranges, and grapefruit). GBM also has a large freezer allowing us to accept frozen meats like turkeys and hams. If you would like to arrange a food drive for GBM in your neighborhood, congregation or school, we are always appreciative and willing to assist.
CLOTHING
All ages need warm clothing during the cold winter months. Coats, hats, mittens, pants, shirts, sweaters, shoes, and underwear are needed for infants through adults. Please, only NEW items for the holidays.
GIFTS
Gifts for boys and girls ages 1 through 12 are needed. New toys (no toy guns), books, sports gear, games, crayons, coloring books, craft sets, infant pull toys, watches, radios, skate boards, toiletries, stuffed animals, bikes … anything children would enjoy. Please note greatest need is for toys for kids older than 8, particularly boys. African-American dolls and action figures are also in demand.
TIRED OF SHOPPING?
Financial contributions can ALWAYS be used to purchase needed food and gifts. In addition, volunteers are needed to assist in all stages of the Christmas Project. Individuals and groups of no more that 10 people are needed between 9 AM and 4 PM daily from Monday, December 13th through Tuesday the 21st. Volunteers will help bag groceries and help select toys and clothing for the different families. This is a popular community-building volunteer opportunity.
For more information, please contact Sarah Price or Mary Jones at 205-326-6821 or visit our website at www.gbm.org.