A Season for Giving
With the holiday season upon us, many are feeling generous and ready to help make the season special for others. At the Bethlehem Center in Visalia, there are plenty of simple and big ways to directly help another family feel the joy of the season this Christmas.
Sponsor a Family
The Bethlehem Center is currently seeking sponsors for families who are struggling financially at this time of year. Choosing to sponsor a family is a big but rewarding responsibility. It provides a great opportunity for a company or large extended family to work together to help. Each sponsor will receive a list of family members, their ages, gender and possibly clothing size to help with shopping. Sponsors can provide Christmas Gifts as well as groceries for providing a special holiday meal. Families will range in size and sponsors can choose how big of a family they’d like to support.
Those interested in sponsoring a family for Christmas should contact the Bethlehem Center as soon as possible by calling 559-734-1572 or visiting the Administration Office at 1638 N. Dinuba Blvd.
Donate Food & Toys
While sponsoring a family is a great opportunity for a large group, individuals can also make a huge difference by donating to the Center’s toy, food and coat drives that are going on now.
We are seeking unwrapped, new toys for boys and girls up to 16 years of age.
Unperishable food items are also needed for Christmas. We are especially in need of canned hams to include in the Christmas food baskets that will go out to struggling families this month.
All food baskets and toys will be distributed to families on December 21st.
Coats for Kids!
Separate from the Christmas giveaway, but just as significant, the Bethlehem Center is in need of donations for its Coats for Kids drive. Children grow out of winter coats every year and the expense of a new one is a burden that many families cannot bear. To help keep these children warm through the chilly winter weather, please consider contributing to the Bethlehem Center Coats for Kids Drive. Gently used or new coats in all sizes are greatly appreciated. We are also accepting monetary donations to be used toward purchasing new coats in bulk.
Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays at the Bethlehem Center office at 1638 N. Dinuba Blvd or you can call to have your donation picked up at 559-734-1572.
Any contribution you can make this winter will directly help a family, child or individual stay fed, warm and merry this Christmas Season. Thank you for your help!