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Wellroot’s Christmas Celebration Sparks the Spirit of Giving

By December 12, 2023July 19th, 2024No Comments

Thanks to the generous support of Wellroot’s donors and volunteers, families across all of Wellroot’s programs enjoyed a holiday celebration filled with joy and the spirit of giving. The Christmas spirit permeated every corner of the counties we serve, with celebrations occurring at our Tucker office, St. Paul UMC in Gainesville, and Aldersgate UMC in Augusta.

Over 400 attendees enjoyed a day of Christmas festivities that included games, reindeer treats, and the highlight of the day – a visit from Santa. Santa’s presence brought sheer delight to every child, each receiving a special stuffed animal as a token of the magical moment they shared.

While children played and devoured holiday treats under the watchful eye of our volunteers, the Christmas Toy Shop was unveiled to parents as a secret shopping experience. This year, thanks to the generous donations from our community, parents and caregivers were able to personally select much needed clothes and coats for their children in addition to receiving a gift from their wish list. The gifts were then wrapped and quietly stowed away, ready for Christmas morning.

“We are an organization that is committed to the dignity of families. Empowering parents and caregivers with the joy of personally handpicking clothes and toys transforms the act of shopping into a heartfelt experience,” shared Allison Ashe, Wellroot Family Services president and CEO.

The 2023 Wellroot Family Christmas was a testament to the impact of community and compassion on the lives of children, youth, and families who have faced challenging circumstances. The joy and memories we created together would not have been possible without the support of Wellroot’s dedicated partners.  Wellroot staff extend heartfelt thanks to all who contributed, making the day memorable for the children, teens, and families in our care.

As we celebrate our own cherished traditions during this season, let’s unite in the spirit of giving and extend our generosity, ensuring that every child receives the love and care they deserve during the holidays and throughout the year! Contributions are accepted through the holiday season for those who missed the festivities but still wish to make a difference this Christmas.