12.01.2009

Christmas for the Kidz!

I wanted to share a smile with y'all today, so here is a beautiful one from Jahniya:


I've had the past six days off work, and it's a good thing, because over the next 18 days, things are going to be flying fast and furious. On December 19, Metro Kidz is hosting "A Christmas to Remember." In 2008, it was the largest single-day toy giveaway in the city and we hope the same can be said of this year.

For many of our Metro Kidz, December 25 is just like any other day. Often, their moms or dads don't have the funds to purchase Christmas gifts. Metro Kidz is committed to changing that and making this a “Christmas to Remember” for thousands of families.

Last year, we had over 1,500 children and their parents show up to enjoy gifts, food, and fireworks. This year, we will have a Christmas village, a "Jesus," and a "Santa." I know things are tight for everyone this year, but if you can, please consider providing a child with a toy or clothing, and most importantly, a holiday memory to last a lifetime.

Check out this video about last year's event (you can catch a glimpse of Tom at minute 3!)




If you would like to give a Christmas to remember to an inner-city child who might not have a Christmas otherwise, you can:
· Donate new toys or clothing for children 12 and under.
· Start a toy drive at your local church or business.
· Dedicate your time by volunteering at the event.
· Donate funds for the purchase of gifts.*

*For most of you, this would be the best way to help because of location. Our Metro Kidz website is currently being redesigned, so if you would like to send funds, please direct a check (specify "Christmas fund") to the Atlanta Dream Center Metro Kidz at P.O. Box 54537, Atlanta, G 30308.

Thank you guys so much for keeping up with my adventures here! Blessings to you all this Christmas season!

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