In December our venues came together and, not only met, but EXCEEDED our goals for Must Have Gifts 2016! We raised over $20,000 to help with needs in our communities and in Haiti! Here is a breakdown of the Must Have Gifts Awesomeness:
- Abercrombie’s/Medical Clinic in Haiti – We raised $12,625 to help support Daniel and Natalie Abercrombie and the work they are doing at the medical clinic they started in Haiti.
- Freedom House – We raised $3,140, which will buy 25 mattresses and bedding for the Freedom House orphanage in Haiti AND they’ll have a bit leftover to help replace items as needed.
- Single Parent Families – We raised $3,000 and that money helped provide Christmas for over 10 families in our church and community. Those families received Christmas meals, gifts for children and gifts for the parents. It was amazing to see the piles of gifts as our volunteers shopped, wrapped and delivered these gifts. We had money leftover and will continue to bless families in need.
- Help for the fire victims in Gatlinburg – We raised $1,710 and were able to provide gifts for many children in that community that lost their homes and belongings.
We truly look forward to Must Have Gifts every year! Being able to help people and meet needs that might otherwise go unmet is a blessing and we are grateful to everyone who participated. A special thank you goes out to Brianne Griggs and Sharon Steinbach for all the shopping they did and the Griggs family for wrapping and delivering! Thank you!