In early 2009, a small group of volunteers decided to develop a Christmas gift-giving program that would provide families in need with several gifts for each of their children. God took this idea and blessed it beyond our wildest imaginations!
In our first year, we raised and spent over $8,000 to supply toys for nearly 500 children from over 200 Perry County families. We also gave away hand-made blankets, gloves, hats, scarves and even Christmas trees. Families stood for hours waiting to select toys for their children. It was a blessing that we will never forget.
Our second year was even better! We moved operations to the Shermans Dale Ambulance building, and we had over ten different partners making handmade quilts and donating toys. Giant Foods also became involved by generously donating gift cards.
We have continued to grow over the last few year. In 2012 we partnered with Join Hands of New Bloomfield and in doing so we have had a very fruitful relationship. In 2015 with our fundraising, donations and grant, we raised $11, 600. To date we hold annually a Pancake & Sausage Breakfast in the Spring, Spaghetti Dinner in the Fall and a Drive Thru Live Nativity in December.
If you would like help from Christmas Treasures this holiday season, contact Join Hands.
If you would like to help out Christmas Treasures this holiday season or donate, contact George Binger at 582-7812.