Saturday, 02 December 2017 11:19

Annual Christmas Family Collection Kicks off this Week

Over the past thirty-six years Valley has been able to help our community beyond our usual service projects by helping individual families at Christmas. We have collected over $60,000 and thousands of boxes of new and used clothing, toys and household goods to help over 190 families in the area to have a more enjoyable Christmas season.

We have helped families in our Lutheran and greater Saginaw community in many ways to see the Christ of Christmas reflected through our giving. Our families this year all come from area Lutheran congregations and the need is again great. This gives our students an opportunity to help our brothers and sisters in Christ and to get involved in a personal way in helping so many people. This project is an excellent way for our students to put God’s love into action following Matthew 25, but your help is needed.

This year we will be helping six families (click here for list of needs) through our second hour classes. If you have gently used or new items (toys, books, games, clothing, household items, etc) for your child’s Christmas family please send them with your student or bring to school by December 13 for delivery later that week or the next. We will also be collecting food and cleaning supplies as well as cash to buy new presents for each family member. You may also send in things that may help another family. Please put the room number of the family on the materials and deliver them to the appropriate classroom or drop them off in Miss Feldkamp's room (Room 104) and she will see they end up in the right place.

As a school wide project, we also have one family whose members are suffering from health problems and other financial issues. For this family we will be collecting gift cards toward Consumers’ bills, gas and grocery gift cards, and gift cards for Target or Walmart for the family to buy a few gifts for their children. These gift cards can either be dropped off in the Office or to Miss Feldkamp (Room 104) in envelopes labeled “School Family”.

We had a very successful Operation Christmas Child collection this year thanks to the efforts of our students, and would also like to make this one of the best years yet for Christmas families in our own community. What better way to serve our Lord and The Christ of Christmas than by serving those in need. If you have any questions about this program, please contact me at Valley (790-1676), via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at home (798-0164). Thank you in advance for your help.

May the Christ of Christmas bless you and your family during this Christmas season.

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