Be A “Santa” for a Child in Appalachia This Christmas

Imagine being a child with Christmas coming up with the knowledge that there will be no toys under tree come Christmas Day – in fact, there’s not even a tree to put a toy under.

Or imagine being a parent wanting to be able to share the joy of Christmas with your young son or daughter, but, being out of work it’s hard enough just to keep food on the table, a roof over their heads and the utility bills paid.

For many of our fellow Americans in hard-pressed Appalachia, this is all too often the case.

This year, Christian Relief Services will provide more than 2,700 frozen turkeys to our grassroots partners in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia during the Christmas season

This year we are asking for support from our neighbors here in Northern Virginia to help ensure children will receive at least one toy from “Santa” this year.

Christian Relief Services, located at 8301 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA, 22309, is collecting toys now through Friday, December 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 when the offices will be closed).

We are seeking new toys, in their original packaging, with a value of between $10 and $25, appropriate for children from toddler age to 12 years.

Please consider “Being a Santa” for a child in Appalachia this Christmas.

For information about the toy drive, please call 703-317-9086.