STOCKINGS AND STARS CHRISTMAS TREE
DONATE A GIFT TO A CHILD THIS CHRISTMAS
In an unusual year we need your help even more to
give a local child a special Christmas
This is Good Shepherd’s 17th year of donating gifts through the Thornton Police Department for children from newborn to 16 years old. Because of COVID-19 we have had to amend our usual approach.
There will be no tree with stockings and stars on it. We will not be able to store the gifts in the sanctuary as we have done in the past and with the church being closed a collection time will follow closer to our deadline date of December 13th.
Because you will not have a stocking or star from the tree this year, just choose the age below and purchase appropriate gifts. (Some suggestions below). To help the distribution process, please put a note on the bag showing age/boy or girl/or if you concentrated on one specific toy or clothing item. Suggestions from the Police Department this year included warm clothing/lap blankets/pajamas/gloves/etc. that could be included with a toy if possible. Also, most often overlooked are the older teens.
Do not wrap gifts; mark bag with age/boy or girl information
Smaller gifts are usually better as most children receive 2-5 gifts
AND STARS CHRISTMAS TREE UPDATE
The drive through collection is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday December 12th. For those who would like to contribute to the Stocking Tree but have not been able to go out and shop a cash donation can be given. Checks should be made out to Thornton Police – Christmas Crusade for Children. Checks can be mailed to the Police Department or given to Hervey Smith on December 12th at the church drive through as he is a volunteer for delivering gifts. Your gift bag can be handed from your car or just put on the back seat so our volunteer can easily remove the gift bag from your vehicle. Be safe. Don’t forget your mask.No matter how different this Christmas is I wish you the peace and joy of the season. Merry Christmas