To all our supporting member churches, our CCSA Advisory Council members and Board members, our business supporters, our volunteers and our staff that say “It will happen”! The CCSA Christmas Program happened on Wednesday, December 17th (received sponsor Christmas baskets) and Thursday, December 18th, giving out Christmas baskets to CCSA clients) At end of day on Wednesday, EVERY SINGLE Christmas basket was brought by the Sponsors to St. Marks hall. We received enough to cover 247 Households.
Sharing these days was an enormous gift to all involved as we welcomed our clients that were signed up to receive a basket. It was overwhelming to see and hear what this meant to so many people who struggle to get by each month. The gift of giving was alive and the receiving end was often emotional and put so many smiles on the young and older as well.
A HUGE thank you to Connie, Rosario and Becki who kept this program organized so well. Big THANKS to the crew from St. Mary Magdalene Bingo who never tired of being there to help the sponsors and clients with their baskets. Thank you Rich, Mike, Patricia, Bob, Dick, Alice, and Sara and many thanks to Phyllis who helped with absolutely everything! Big thanks also to Julie who helped so much with contacting clients on Thursday to remind them of the pick up, and to Matt who made it so much easier for all by getting heavy baskets to cars.
You are all a gift to CCSA. But, even though tired by end of day, you knew when you left Thursday night that you had indeed made a difference. THANK YOU SO MUCH!