Where did 2019 go? I cannot believe we are already in the first week of November and it is once again time to start planning for another successful year of Gifts 4 Children. We are contacting you to see if you, your family, business, or group would like to once again collaborate with the Baldwin-Woodville Gifts 4 Children Program to provide children and families with a Christmas to remember.
Our sign up forms, for families in need, will be going home with all the children Pre-K thru 8th grade this week. We will also provide the High School with forms, they will be available at the Family Resource Center, and well as the Community Libraries in Baldwin and Woodville. We have asked families to return these forms before Thanksgiving so we are able to provide sponsors with information prior to the big shopping weekend of "Black Friday" :)
Just as we have done in years past, if you would like to adopt a family, please let us know the size of the family you would like to adopt. For instance, 1-2 kids, 4-5 kids, etc. We cannot guarantee you the exact age and sex of a child but will try to do our best.
We are also asking larger organizations/churches/groups to possibly look at focusing on doing a "drive" so to speak for specific items that we always seem to run short on. These items could be but are not limited to gifts for teenagers, clothing for children ages 5+. Other great ideas for "drives" are bathroom sets/necessities, lotions, makeup, shave sets, hair products and supplies...I am sure you get the idea. If your business/organization has other idea as to how you would like to help we are always open to that as well.
With Christmas being in the middle of the week, this year we are going to have to ask that your donations/sponsor items/drives are completed by 12/13 at the very latest. For churches that allows you at least three Sundays after receiving your sponsor info, so if you feel that isn't enough time let us know and we can work something out. As always, you can email or call us at anytime to arrange pick up prior to that date.
We do not want anyone to feel pressured to take part, we simply reach out to anyone and everyone who may have worked with us over the past few years. We want to make sure we are reaching out to anyone who has expressed interest in the past and we will accept any help we receive. If you would like to be taken off this list please let me know as well.
If you know of someone or another group that may be interested please feel free to forward this email or give them our contact information. We ask that you do not try and coordinate large groups of sponsors on your own as that is what we are here for! :)
If you, your church, group or business would like to collaborate with our group, PLEASE email: email@example.com. We have recognized when we have multiple people that hit "reply" to this email they can get lost in the shuffle.
Lastly, if you have already reached out to sponsor a family, please disregard this email.
Thank you in advance for your time!