Holiday Compassion 2019
Making spirits bright and remembering those in need at the Holidays.
The holidays are right around the corner and we are gearing up to make an impact in our community and beyond this season. Regardless of your interests, gifts, talents or time, there is a place for YOU to make a difference for the lost and hurting this year!
We’re partnering with Chuck Colson's famous Prison Fellowship Ministries to share Christian love with the children of an incarcerated parent. When a parent is in prison, it is the children who suffer and often feel forgotten. You can help bring a smile to a child’s face through the provision of a Christmas gift.
Stop by our booth and choose the child you'd like to bless this Christmas.
Gift Deadline: WRAPPED gifts must be returned BY NOVEMBER 25. Why is this date so important? Angel Tree parties and gift distribution begins the following week and we want to ensure each child has a gift. Contact Jharriman@surewest.net
Folsom Prison Yarn
We are helping the inmates by collecting Yarn for their ministry. They make blankets for the Homeless in the area.
Stop by the table to see examples of yarn and make a donation of yarn to this ministry.
Bayside Gift Wrap Station
We’re spreading holiday cheer by offering free gift wrapping at the Galleria Mall this season!
Stop by our booth and sign-up to be an official Bayside Wrapper! Or sign-up to volunteer online by Texting WRAP to 56316
Bring your Christmas gifts to the Galleria Mall and your friendly volunteers will wrap them for you!
CASA Kids Christmas
The CASA program provides volunteers to foster youth - children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned and are now living in out-of-home placements. Let's show these children a little love this Christmas by providing them with a new toy/game and PJ’s.
Stop by our booth to pick up a CASA Gift Tag and brighten a child’s Christmas!
Contact: Connie at email@example.com
Gift Deadline: UNWRAPPED gifts must be returned by NOVEMBER 24. Why is this date so important? Gifts will be distributed at the CASA Kid’s Christmas Celebration.
Christmas Angel provides gifts for children who have a parent participating in Sacramento Valley Teen Challenge; a program for adults dealing with life controlling issues. This gift program is a link, bridge and healing factor for the children and parents mending their lives.
Stop by our booth and pick the Christmas Angel you’d like to purchase a gift for this season.
Gift Deadline: UNWRAPPED gifts must be returned by NOVEMBER 24. Why is this date so important? We need to deliver the gifts to the parents in time for their Christmas gatherings.
Contact: Will and Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Military Care Packages
At Bayside we’re committed to supporting and encouraging our deployed military troops. Please join us in showing our love and appreciation by sending care packages filled with a taste of home.
Stop by our booth to pick up a box and list of suggested items to create your special care package. Make the box personal and include a note or card of appreciation! Please include $13 per box for shipping.
Package Deadline: Packages must be returned by NOVEMBER 25. Why is this date important? We want to make sure packages arrive before Christmas!
Operation Christmas Child
Help spread the Good News of God’s love to children in need! By packing a shoebox full of simple gifts and sending it off with prayer, you can be part of transforming entire families and communities around the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Stop by our booth to pick up your OCC box and instructions. Then fill the box with toys, hygiene items and more for a child ages 2-14 years old.
Please help us collect the essentials for the Homeless in our area. We are looking for New Socks, Underwear and travel size toiletries.
Salvation Army – Red Kettle Bell Ringers
The Red Kettle campaign helps raise funds for Salvation Army programs that provide food, shelter, rehabilitation, disaster relief, and much more for people and families in crisis.
Stop by our booth in the courtyard to choose a location where you, your friends, your family, or your group would like to be a festive bell ringer this season.