Holiday Sharing 2022

three elves with presents

Holiday Sharing 2022

 
The Meeting House community has been a strong supporter of the Holiday Sharing program for many years. All the things you’ve done have made a tremendous impact in the lives of many in Alexandria that would not experience the joy of the holidays without you. Over the years, we have directly sponsored over 1000 individuals and families, and provided tens of thousands of dollars worth of presents, and gift and grocery cards.
 
There are many ways to participate. Working with a friend or another family is a great way! Choose one or more ways to support this year’s program that best fit your budget and available time, joining in a wonderful collective effort to bring joy and many practical items to people in need in the Alexandria community during the Christmas season.

Ways to Help

Sponsor a Family

When you sign up you will choose to sponsor a large (3+ children) or  small (1-2 children). Some families request gift cards for each member and others will submit Wish Lists, with specific items for each family member.

Sponsor a Senior or Disabled Adult

Seniors and Disabled Adults will request specific gift cards.

Sponsor a Foster Teen

Teens will request specific gift cards.

Please bring all gifts and gift cards to the Church Office by December 11.

Foster Teen Gift Bags

In addition to receiving gift cards, each Foster Teen will receive a Gift Bag stuffed with teen inspired goods (the types of items you put in a stocking).

Please bring all gift bag items to the Church Office by December 4.

Grocery/Gift Cards or Cash Donations

Grocery Gift Cards (Giant, Safeway, Harris Teeter, Aldi, Lidl, and Wegmans) are needed by every family and adult. Requested cards should be in $25 or $50 denominations.

Other Gift Cards (Amazon, Visa, AmEx, etc.) can be donated in any denominations.

If you wish to make a monetary donation, please go directly to the Alexandria’s Child Fund.

Please bring all gift cards to the Church Office by December 4.

 

Donate a Bike or Scooter

Many of the families request bikes for the their children. Locks and helmets should also be provided with each gift.

Please bring bikes and scooters to the Church Office by December 11.

Important Things to Know

Deadlines

  • October 1-26: Register to sponsor a family, senior, disabled adult or foster teen.
  • December 4 and 11: Details above.

Other things to know

  • As a guideline, please plan to spend about $125 per person
  • If you are willing to do more or fill in the gaps, contact Anna.
  • If you have new or very gently used towels, bed linens or coats, they can be donated as well (please leave unwrapped).