Each year church partners support Reach Out Lakota's Holiday Program and Faith Community UMC Choice Pantry's Christmas Toy Shop by purchasing toys and gift cards for children in need in our community. Together these two programs provide toys or gift cards for nearly 1000 children in need each year. Parents participating in Faith Community UMC Choice Pantry's Christmas Toy Shop are able to give their children Christmas gifts by purchasing donated gifts at drastically reduced costs. Email Cathy Borders, Director of Outreach, at email@example.com for more information.
This year's program is currently underway. Final collection of gifts will be December 4, 2023 for both Reach Out Lakota and Faith Community UMC Choice Pantry.
The Christmas Drive kicked off November 1st with 12 church partners participating. Over 1000 children in need received gifts or gift cards at Reach Out Lakota or Faith Community UMC this year! It was a joy to see the wonder of Christmas on so many families' faces as they received gifts for their children.
This program became an official outreach program of the Faith Alliance in 2021. Twelve church partners participated in the program in 2021 helping to provide gifts for nearly 1000 children at Reach Out Lakota and Faith Community UMC. A special thank you to Hillandale Communities for transporting our donated gifts to Reach Out Lakota.