Imagine. Christmas is coming.
The kids are excited. You have lost your home for some reason. You and your family are temporarily housed in a congregant shelter or a hotel room. Christmas is coming, and you should be shopping for gifts. You are working, but not making enough to afford rent and utilities. Christmas is coming. You are dreading facing your family on Christmas morning. Imagine.
It is heartbreaking for a homeless father or mother to have to face Christmas without the means to buy his or her children things the kids really need and want. A day that should be a joyous commemoration of our Messiah’s first coming as a precious gift wrapped in swaddling cloths. Instead, there is only embarrassment, shame, and disappointment.
Register to help a local family
For the second Christmas season, Urban Light Ministries is providing a way for people of goodwill to help homeless families. Here is how it works. Register at our website to adopt a homeless family. You will receive the child(ren)’s wish list. On it will be the names, genders, ages, and sizes of the children. Purchase, wrap, and label the gifts. Deliver the gifts to Sheltered, Inc. ULM’s Care-It’s for Kids fund can reimburse you up to $100 per child from the Jeff Wyler Charity Invitational Golf Scramble and other donors. You get to bless a family anonymously. Kids get a Christmas to remember. Dan and/or mom get to be the heroes. Family bonds are strengthened.