Saturday, January 07, 2012

Christmas 2011 - Children's Home FUMCH Gifts

We are not bashful about asking for donations to our Children's Home in Enterprise, Florida. It is supported by all United Methodist churches in the Florida District/Conference. This year, our church, Fleming Island UMC selected collecting new T-Shirts as one Christmas gift for each child. In the residential program (living at the Home) is about 90 children and then there are another 250 in the licensed foster care families. If you have any commodity that your child needs, the Home needs it too. Here's some pictures of the generosity of friends:

A slightly used boy's bike was donated by a family who was selling a girls bike on Craig's List that we bought for a needy child through the local YMCA program; after talking to my sweet Hubby, they donated a boy's bike for us to take to the Home - it is amazing how we get these wonderful surprise gifts from generous families that we do not know!
More used luggage collected from our September appeal for the Home:
Donated toothpaste samples from our church friends, the Allen's:
Lots of shirts, these from Southside UMC and friend S. Foshee:
New girls tops:
Lots of new "cool" shirts for boys and girls:
We collect new bed pillows year round, always have a dozen or more to take each trip, thank you to the WonderWorks Orange Park UMC for their support (and the students' parents who donated them!) of the Home this fall:
Thank you to all who support the children!


redmaryjanes said...

This is absolutely wonderful!

Vivian M said...

Love this post. I am sure there is a very happy little boy right now riding that awesome bike!