Affordable Christmas (12/8)
Affordable Christmas is an empowering shopping experience that was held on 12/8/18 for low-income families in our city that allowed them an opportunity to provide Christmas presents for their children at a very low cost, while giving back to a charitable cause. New toys were donated and then sold for 1/10th of the retail value. Free childcare (fun outdoor activities together), pictures with Santa Claus, games, and crafts were provided while parents shopped for their children; and families were provided a meal to eat together with our volunteers.
The proceeds raised from Affordable Christmas (totaling $4,000!) will benefit the work of Foster Care Initiatives with birth families whose children are at-risk or in the foster care system. Thank you to everyone who joined us in serving our city, loving families in need, and making their Christmas much brighter, or who helped out along the way!
To view a video of our wonderful day together in community at Affordable Christmas, visit redaz.in/AC2018video
(Thank you to James Lee for capturing these moments in an awesome video that we can easily share!)
Photographs from this year’s Affordable Christmas event can be viewed at redaz.in/AC2018photos
(These Affordable Christmas snapshots that help convey the joy of this event are courtesy of Austin Kehmeier – thank you!)