CHRISTMAS GIFT DRIVE FOR CHILDREN
Each November the members and friends of Riverbend purchase gifts for thousands of underserved children located throughout the greater Austin area and beyond. These kids are in foster care, shelters, and other very difficult situations. Together we make Christmas a little better over 2,500 children across Austin including the Rundberg and Travis Heights areas, as well as 300 children in El Salvador! This year we are children adding East Austin and children in Vidor, Texas to our mission.
During NOV we work to assign, sort and deliver gifts.
COLLECTING TAGS, SORTING, & DELIVERING GIFTS
Here is how it works:
- Select a a tag (or several) before or after the worship service.
- Select a gift from the suggestions on the label, or an age-appropriate gift. Gifts should be new, not used.
- Gifts should cost no more than $35-40, so that all children, some of whom may be in a group setting, will receive gifts of the same approximate value. If you feel more generous, please take additional gifts instead.
- Follow the instructions - some gifts are wrapped and others are not.
- Return your gift(s) to the Home for Hope by noon Sunday, NOV 26.
All of the gifts go to support the children and families who are served by partner agencies. Riverbend does not fulfill individual requests for donations through this drive.
Through financial contributions and additional tags we are going to be able to provide small gifts for kids in Rundberg as well as school uniforms, books, and food for the 250 kids we serve in El Salvador