Santa's Helpers 2014
"Manna volunteers do it again."
Another successful “Santa’s Helpers” Program was performed by Manna Storehouse Volunteers in conjunction with the generosity of Parker County citizens, and a variety of churches, businesses and organizations. Manna Storehouse has performed this community service for over 20 years.
This year the “Santa’s Helpers” program gave just about 1400 bags of toys, clothes, books, etc. to fill the Angel Tree requests of children in Parker County that are not as fortunate as others.
Over one half of the Angels were taken by local businesses and churches to find generous people to adopt a child’s Angel and fulfill their requests.
The Manna Storehouse volunteers spent many hours during the 6 weeks before Christmas taking qualification information from families that needed assistance, tracking and identifying donated bags, and then distributing to the families.
If some of the Angel requests were not adopted, Manna and the gracious volunteers used our donated toys, clothes; etc to assure that every Angel request is filled. These toys are obtained by collections and donations by motorcycle clubs, local businesses, schools, or using Manna semimonthly Garage Sale funds to purchase the needed items. All gifts are new.
This program was beautifully summed up by one of our volunteer’s daughter. She is 9 years old and in the 4th grade at Austin Elementary School in Weatherford and wrote this paper for her class assignment of “Write about a time you helped someone”.