Dear Sponsor:

Thank you for sponsoring a family or elder for Christmas. We appreciate the help that you give to needy families in the Chesterfield and Colonial Heights areas.

We ask that each sponsored child receive at least one new outfit (pants and shirt, underwear and socks), a toy from the wish list, books, age appropriate plus some small toys and a food gift certificate for the family’s Christmas dinner. An additional family gift or gift certificate would be nice for your sponsored family if you would like to purchase them something, but it is not required.

Elders should receive a gift plus a food gift certificate for Christmas dinner. Many elderly request food only and it is still fine if you would like to provide food products to them. Due to logistical issues, we have decided to furnish gift certificates instead of boxes of food to the unsponsored families

If you feel you cannot sponsor a family this year, we hope that you will help by donating new toys, books, clothing, food gift certificates or money to help us with the unsponsored families. We depend on contributions from people like you to conduct our program.

We realize that it is often difficult to reach us by phone. If you wish, you may complete the bottom of this letter and return it to us. We will select a family for you and mail or fax their information to you. If you are a group and need to deliver on a certain date, please let us know. Delivery dates this year will be Monday, Dec. 3, and Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018. We will be happy to fill your request by telephone. You may contact us at 748-1183 or 751-4657 beginning Oct. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

We sincerely appreciate your support in helping to make the holidays meaningful for others.