Waukee Area Christian Services (WACS) is excited to announce The Blessing Tree as their 2014 Christmas program. For the last 9 years WACS has been providing families with the “Gift of Food” and the Waukee Police Department has blessed the community with gifts for kids. This year Waukee Area Christian Services will not only be providing the food, but will also be taking over the gifts for kids too. We are honored the police department entrusts us to carry on the tradition they have had for over 20 years. Each year the opportunity to reach out and bless those in the Waukee area grows and expands, we hope you will join us this year as we continue to bless our community.
Here are 3 ways you can bless a family this Christmas:
1. Give – On our Blessing Tree are items that families need this Christmas. In keeping with the foundation of feeding those in need, the first way you can give is to contribute a complete holiday food box which we call the “Gift of Food”, or individual items to be contributed towards a holiday meal. Cash donations can also be given to purchase the necessary items to complete the meals. Click here for our Gift of Food flyer.
The second way you can give is to adopt-a-family that has a special Christmas need or wish. Many in the area are doing their best to meet the basic needs for their family, and cannot afford to have the kind of Christmas they long for. WACS is compiling a list of those families and matching them up with donors. We anticipate blessing almost 300 children this Christmas. Contact us here to adopt-a-family this year.
2. Volunteer – We will need your help with sorting donations, assembling the meal boxes, and distribution. Please call us at 987-5523 to reserve your time. [ update: all December volunteer shifts are full. Thank you to all who are sharing their time with us! ]
3. Pray – This is really our first and foremost need. Each contact with a person or family, we know has been God ordained, and that our purpose is to meet not only their physical needs, but spiritual needs as well. Your prayers over our staff, volunteers, food, gifts and families that we serve are most welcomed. That they would be blessed by what they receive and that Christ is seen in all we do.
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