|CHRISTMAS PROVIDERS - Please help make the 2017 season a success! |
Welcome to the Christmas Provider website.
Mission Statement: To assist less-fortunate families with children in the HEB and Birdville School Districts by providing "Christmas" for them using an "adopt-a-family" approach. Our non profit organization consists entirely of volunteers and representatives from area communities, churches, businesses and schools in the HEB and Birdville Independent School Districts.
Our non-profit volunteer driven organization's goal is to provide Christmas for needy school children and their families. We have been in existence since 1984 serving 400 -600 families every Christmas season. This is a unique adopt-a-family Christmas program in that people who choose to help a family (the "Provider") will actually get to meet their adopted family and deliver Christmas themselves!
Our organization works closely with the school counselors of the two partner school districts to ensure that the most needy families are offered help. The school children of these two districts also hold a food drive for our organization so that adoptive families can receive non-perishable canned goods in addition to Christmas gifts.
Volunteers are always needed to adopt the families, answer phone lines from Providers, sort and box donated canned goods, or help load the boxes of the canned goods into Provider vehicles. If you are interested in being a volunteer, please call the Provider line and leave your name and number and a Board Member or other volunteer will get with you.
Read further to find out how you can help.
NOTE: Families interested in being servered by Christmas Providers must have a child enrolled in either the HEB or Birdville School District. Contact your school nurse for more information.
Monna Roberson, Chairman
Trudy Heatherly, Secretary
Marc Roberson, Treasurer
Robin Smith, Office Manager
Leslie Gracey, Office Support
James Tillery, Distribution Coordinator
Steve Harding, Budget Planning/Group Acct. Mgr.
Evelyn McAmis, Public Relations - Hurst-Bedford Police Department
Michelle Provence, Birdville ISD Coordinator
Carla Docken, HEB ISD Coordinator
Greg Smith, Distribution Coordinator
Linda Keeton, Office Coordinator
|Volunteer to Adopt-A-Family. Call 817-503-0529|
To adopt a family for Christmas call the following number anytime beginning Nov.6th,2017 and before December 8th, 2017. The phone lines are answered between 9 am - 2pm or you may leave a message after hours for a volunteer to get back to you the next business day. This phone will be disconnected on December 15th and reinstated prior to the next Christmas Season.
817-503-0529. To help sort and box nonperishable food items, please call 817/503-0529 or 817/421-0437 beginning November 1st for more information.
EMAIL: Christmasproviders@verizon.net Follow us on Facebook!!
|$25,000 Goal for Cash Donations|
Cash donations are used to purchase "gift cards" from local grocery stores. These gift cards are provided to Families to help purchase pershible items such as milk, butter, bread and other items not collected in our Food Drive. If you would like to send a cash donation to Christmas Providers, please mail your check to: Christmas Providers PO Box 621 Hurst, Texas 76053 Tax ID No. 1-75-2019249
We want to express our special thank you again to the Southlake Women's Club Foundation for chosing Christmas Providers to be a beneficiary of the Art in the Square event that occurs April 28,29 and 30, 2017. We always enjoy volunteering in this event and look forward to contributing to their success in years to come.
We greatly appreciate Marsha White of Golden Rule Printing for donating our laminated hand-outs which describe our adopt a family program. Golden Rule is located at 5401 Davis Blvd., North Richland Hills, TX and can be reached at 817/485-4600. (www.goldenruleprinting.net)
Likewise, a very big thank you to Stacy Ardoin, owner of Ardoin Advertising, a full service advertising agency. Ardoin designed and provided creative for our beautiful banners. Contact Ardoin@airmail.net for more information on services provided.
| REQUIREMENTS TO ADOPT|
The following items will be given to each Provider.
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