Christmas is coming!
Do you realize how challenging it is to be stationed in southern California on a private or corporal's salary? Imagine if you're a single parent, and in January you're about ship out to defend our nation? It's tough just making ends meet; putting food on the table, repairing the car, patching the clothes, not to mention equipping our learn-from-home scholars. We don't have time to dream of a bright Christmas.
Working with the Armed Services YMCA at Camp Pendleton and at 29 Palms, we have identified hundreds of military families that would really appreciate a little help making Christmas special for their families! Over 500 families have been identified this year alone! Making Spirits Bright DB, is a program that raises donations from Diamond Bar, identifies qualified military families, collects their personal wish lists, buys their heart's desires (using the donations), then wraps them in bright colors that will Make the Military Family Spirits Bright on Christmas morning (and delivers them to the base well in advance).
This year the EFree Church of Diamond Bar is working with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs whose Diamond Bar Chapter is the hub for the campaign in Diamond Bar. EFree will collect tax-deductible donations (send out receipts in time for taxes), help staff the needed shopping and host a socially-distant present-wrapping party at the beginning of December.
100% of the money donated and designated for Making Spirits Bright will be used to purchase presents.
Making Spirits Bright will collect, shop, wrap and deliver using volunteers, so 100% of the donations will go to the presents (and then the families!)
Anyone is welcome to participate in any one, any two or all three of these ways:
1) donate funds (now) so we can build a treasure chest from which we will pay for all the presents
2) assist the Making Spirits Bright team of focused shoppers (November). Help us spend the treasure chest on the wishes we get from the families.
3) participate at our socially-distanced wrapping party on the church campus (3255 S. Diamond Bar Blvd). (Around 1st of December)
Together Diamond Bar can help make a very special Christmas for our very deserving military families!
Please CLICK HERE to donate on-line (select “Making Spirits Bright” when “choosing a fund”), or prepare a check made out to “EFree DB”, note “Making Spirits Bright” on the memo line and mail it to:
Evangelical Free Church of Diamond Bar
3255 S. Diamond Bar Blvd, Diamond Bar CA 91765