Christmas at Wellroot

The Wellroot 2022 Christmas Wish List will be available in fall 2022!

Like you, we at Wellroot Family Services look forward to this season when we celebrate our Christian faith and the joy of giving and sharing. Gifts from the Wish List will be given directly to children, teens, and families and provide them a wonderful Christmas experience. Please consider one of two options to help make this a wonderful holiday for our children and families. You can donate gifts from our Christmas Wish List or sponsor a child or family’s wish list.

If you plan to collect items for Wellroot Family Christmas, please contact us! It is helpful to know what we’ll receive and we can share with you our most pressing needs. We also need to update you on policies that are new this year – including when you can deliver collected items to our office.

All items must be delivered to our office by Thursday, December 1, 2022. Families receive their Christmas gifts at a special event on December 10, 2022.

All items must be new and unwrapped (not in Christmas paper).

Email Christmas@Wellroot.org to schedule your drop-off. Unscheduled drop-offs cannot be accepted.

Christmas Sponsorship Opportunities

On Saturday, December 10th, the children and families served by Wellroot will enjoy a day filled with crafts, games, yummy treats, gifts for Christmas morning, and a visit from Santa himself!

Please consider joining us through a sponsorship to provide a day of Christmas fun at Wellroot. You can exclusively sponsor an activity at the Christmas event, with the option to volunteer during set-up and event day. Families attend the Christmas event in their community, with options to volunteer in Tucker, Gainesville and Augusta.

To learn more, email christmas@wellroot.org.

Christmas Volunteer Opportunities

Are you just bursting with Christmas Spirit and want to help spread a little extra joy? Volunteers can help sort donated gifts, work at our annual Wellroot Family Christmas Party, or wrap gifts for residential program participants! Volunteer opportunities will be posted in early fall 2022.

Donate Uber or Lyft Gift Cards for Teens

Help Wellroot teens by donating Uber and Lyft gift cards. Wellroot’s Transitional and Independent Living Program supports teens as they move from foster care to adulthood by providing a home and guidance in this pivotal season of life. Public transportation schedules are restricted due to the pandemic and teens are facing long walks home from the bus stop after school and work, often after dark. Your gift of an Uber or Lyft gift card allows a teen to secure a safe ride home.

Christmas Meal Boxes for Families and Teens

Christmas can be a season of great joy as we celebrate the birth of the Christ with our those we love. But Christmas can also be a time of sorrow for those who don’t have extra money to buy presents or a nice Christmas meal. Holiday meal boxes are needed for families at risk of homelessness, kinship foster homes, and our teens transitioning from foster care. Come help the families and teens served by Wellroot by blessing them with a Christmas meal box. Along with food, you are giving teens and families the opportunity to build cooking skills and relationships.