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Columbus , Ohio . Remember , even if the site you go to is for people who donate , you can still contact the organization to ask about charity for yourself and your family members.
FOR THE PIKES PEAK REGION , THE COUNTIES ARE HIGHLIGHTED.
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The Christmas Unlimited method of distributing gifts is what sets it apart from other holiday programs. The process includes the following elements:
- Applications for assistance are distributed by over sixty community service agencies in El Paso and Teller counties
- Clients select a day and time they can be at the Distribution Center
- An Invitation is sent to each family confirming their shopping appointment
- We ask clients to not bring their children to the Distribution Center
- The Distribution Center is set-up like a retail store
- Volunteers assume retail store jobs
- Gift items have a price tag (although there is no charge)
- Parents are issued a "shopping pass" giving them points to "spend" as they would dollars
- The total number of points is determined by the number of children
- At check-out clients receive a stuffed toy, a book, stocking stuffers, and other items as
posted for each of the children "
FOR COLUMBUS OHIO AREA :
CHOICES: CHOICES is an advocacy program for victims of domestic violence, and they run a temporary shelter for those women and their children. Christmas is a difficult time for a mother to be in a domestic violence shelter with her children. 614-224-7200
USMC Toys for Tots: According to a Columbus Dispatch article on Christmas Day, 2007, the Marines distributed 33,400 toys. Marine Reserve Center, 7221 2nd St., Columbus 43217.
Pastor Randy Millet at the Adullam Christian Fellowship in Arabi.
is part of one of the most effective organizations in St. Bernard, and has helped many families in many ways.
For more information on the church, visit www.adullamchristianfellowship.org or call 504-975-2192.
The United States Marine Corps helps operate a wonderful charity called Toys for Tots. With its connection to the Marines, you know the group is run with the highest level of integrity and organization.
There is a chapter in New Orleans and one on the suburban West Bank, across the river from New Orleans.
For more information on the New Orleans group, call Sgt. Carlos Walker at 504-678-4436. For more on the West Bank group, call Sgt. Erik Page at 504-678-3168.
The Wishing Well Foundation
Many observers nationwide don't realize the charitable origins of Mardi Gras and the volunteer tradition in southern Louisiana.
The Wishing Well Foundation reflects that volunteer tradition. The group is based in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. The organization helps make wishes come true for terminally ill children. By donating to this organization, you can provide a very special kind of Christmas present for a child in need.
For more information, visit http://www.wishingwellusa.org/.
Cathedral Shelter of Chicago
The Cathedral Shelter of Chicago has an annual Christmas Basket Program.
Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly--Chicago Chapter
Each year the Chicago Chapter donates Christmas gifts to the elderly in the area. Gifts are hand delivered to their homes or nursing homes.
The Boys and Girls Club of Chicago
Serving needy families in the Chicago area, the Heartland Alliance
MORE FOR CHICAGO AREA :
Here are some more places that participate in Operation Letters to Santa .
"OPERATION SANTA CLAUS"
POST OFFICE LOCATIONS
OCEAN COUNTY NEW JERSEY
Kimball Medical Center Foundation
Community Medical Center Foundation in Toms River, N.J. Inquire at the medical center for more information.
United Way of Ocean County N.J.
Christmas Toys for Kids
FAIRFIELD COUNTY , OHIO
This site by an organization in Fairfield County will help with Christmas food and toys. They also help with many other needs.