The Vina Moses Center has been providing Holiday gifts and food to families in need for an incredible 100 years!
For most of those years, we prepared Christmas baskets for each separate family. Picking out the right toy or correct size for each child was a daunting task, so in 2009 we switched to inviting parents to pick out appropriate gifts and clothing for their own children. The array they can pick from are the items that you make available by taking gift tags from our Giving Trees. This method of distribution has been a huge success with both our families and volunteers. This Christmas we look forward to providing 900 families with food and/or gifts. Distribution dates will be Dec. 10 — Dec. 13.
We need your participation, and you can help families in many ways: sponsor a family, take a gift to a giving tree, donate non-perishable food or volunteer your time. Information about ways to help is inside this newsletter.
Thank you for your time, talents, goods and financial support. Your gifts make a difference to the families we serve and to our community. Each month about 900 people visit the Center to select clothing, toys and household goods for their families. 900 children received school supplies and clothing this past fall during our Back-to-School Program.
All of us at Vina Moses wish all of you a wonderful Christmas and joyful New Year.
- Christine Duffney, Executive Director