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We participate in the popular Families Helping Families campaign to give Christmas to families in need. This project is the well-known one that WIS and Palmetto Project do every year, and one that we’ve participated in as a congregation since 2010. These families, which have been vetted for need, don’t have much of a Christmas without help from the community.

Families Helping Families TreeThe Social Action Committee has kicked off another successful year for Families Helping Families. UUCC has four families in need that they are being given the opportunity to purchase and wrap gifts for this holiday season. The two decorated trees in the Social Hall are covered with colored circles, each one representing a family member and a gift they have requested. There are also special needs that each family has asked for and as well as a $60 gift card for each family to Walmart for groceries. All that you need to do is take a circle of your choice from the tree and sign your name on the proper register for thatFamilies Helping Families tree with gifts family, purchase the gift, wrap it, and return it with the circle taped to it prior to December 9, 2018. In years past it has been common for two people to share in some of the more expensive gifts such as the gift cards or bikes. This is something you may want to consider. Christmas may seem a ways off at this time but this is a big job covering many families across the Midlands so we need to be ahead of the game. Be sure to check out the trees and choose that special gift that you want to give. The instructions are available at the tree tables. If you have questions about this program please ask any of the Families Helping Families committee members, Bonnie Stronach, Jeanette Walton, Laura Hartwig, and Linda McLeod.

Here’s a thank you letter we received from the family we supported: