Community Unites to Make Christmas Special for Local Families
On December 1st, 2018 local police and fire departments will join with Church at the Grove to help meet a practical need in the lives of children in our community and bridge the gap of division often existing between children with needs and law enforcement personnel. Children who are considered to be "at-risk" based upon a school counselor's evaluation will each be paired with a member of local law enforcement and given a $100 Wal-Mart gift card. Each child will have the opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts for themselves and for family members as they are escorted through the store. At the end of the child's shopping spree, snacks and gift-wrapping will be provided by volunteers set up in tents outside.
This year we anticipate seeing over 100 children who might not be able to experience the joys of Christmas without this special event.