Wish List: Christmas 2016

The Christmas season is upon us. We need your help to make Christmas Day and our annual Christmas Event (private event) a special time for those we serve – our families and children! We have approximately 100 children in our foster care program and another 70 residents on our campus.   There are two great options for you to help make this a wonderful Christmas for our children and families. You can donate from our general Wish List below OR contact our Christmas Coordinator to sponsor a child over age 8 or a family living on our campus.   All gifts are due to The United Methodist Children’s Home offices by Tuesday, December  6.  Donations can be delivered to our main office (Decatur)  Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. or Sunday, December 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. Please make sure donated items are new and unwrapped, so that our families feel the donations are valued and safe.   Photos from Christmas Event 2015 [metaslider id=7432]   Requested Donations: Visa gift cards (please put cards with receipts in an envelope, separate from gifts) Amazon gift cards Publix gift cards Kroger gift cards Infant and toddler clothing Children’s clothing (up to children’s size 16) Cloth and board books for infants and toddlers Baby and toddler toys Gender-neutral toys (arts & crafts, LEGOs, educational, pretend play, musical instruments, etc.) Ride toys (toddler, age 4 and up) Bikes (ages 4 – 8) Bike helmets Diapers Diaper bags Pull-Ups (sizes 3,4,5,6) Wipes Baby care supplies (crib sheets, baby gates, teething rings, safety items, pacifiers, etc.) Sturdy suitcases or duffel bags Dolls (emphasizing a variety of ethnicities) Passes, tickets, memberships to local attractions Books from our list of new foster homes:
  • Hootah’s Baby  by Joanne Green
  • One for the Murphys  by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Maybe Days  by Jennifer Wilgocki and Marcia Kahn Wright
  • Kids Need to Be Safe  by Julie Nelson
  • Families Change by Julie Nelson
  • The Whole-Brain Child  by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
  • The Connected Child by Karyn P. Purvis, David R. Cross, and Wendy Lyons Sunshine
  Passes, Tickets, Memberships This year, please consider a gift that may ignite a budding passion or career! The families and children we serve are often excluded from activities they cannot afford. For example, tickets to an Atlanta Hawks or Silverbacks game, the movie theater, Zoo Atlanta, or the Georgia Aquarium allow them to experience events they may never otherwise experience without your help. Finally, please share this information with your neighbors, friends, and congregations. Your generosity and thoughtfulness go a long way with our families.   Feel free to download and share the PDF version of our 2016 Christmas Wish List. mini-2016-wish-list-pdf-graphic   Contact our Christmas Coordinator, Wendy Palmer, at wpalmer@umchildrenshome.org or (404) 327-5867 for additional information.