An Ecumenical, Spiritual, and Charitable Community
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The O.C.W. Annual
Children's Christmas Party
(for 630+ children)
IT STARTEDin 1993 with sixteen kids who were living with HIV/AIDS...kids who were looking at virtually no Christmas celebration, including gifts. So we made a plan:
1) to have a great Party;
2) to give "Santa gifts" to ALL children who attend the Party;
3) to provide the parents with the means to choose a complete Christmas (new clothing, shoes, toys) for their home celebration, allowing these families to maintain their own tradition of Christmas.
Well, it worked! And then it GREW!
And now, as we prepare for the TWENTY-FOURTH Christmas Party (12/10/2016), there are againAT LEAST600children waiting!
Kids in all sorts of conditions and problems...kids in working families which remain profoundly poor...kids who do not "qualify" for any other program...kids from "immigrant" families...kids from various clinics...kids everywhere in East Texas who don't have any prospects for Santa arriving...or for their parents to maintain any personal dignity in finding help.
So it's been an amazing process...churches, schools, businesses, civic groups, and LOTS of individuals from ALL OVER the country...and it's just become this glorious, breathtaking event each year.
It’s a YEAR-LONG effort...and we need YOU to help, if you will.
AND SO WE BEG...
If you would consider "adopting" one or more children for the next Party to be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016:
2) you may send your check or money-order donation with the form to:
Order of Christian Workers
P.O. Box 4155
Tyler, TX 75712-4155
you may donate by credit card or bank-draft through the easy and securePayPal system by clicking on the PayPal button below...and then simply send your form to the address above by mail, or send it to us by email by clicking here.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT KINDNESS TO THE CHILDREN!