“The Child Advocacy Center has made Christmas magical for thousands of needy child abuse victims over the last 21 years,” said director Sharon De Boer. “Every year, 60-75 families have been sponsored."
“2021 is the first year that the CAC has struggled to find Secret Santa’s to sponsor needy families,” continued De Boer. “Only 39 Rutherford and Cannon County families have been adopted by Secret Santa’s this year and 18 truly needy families still need their own special Secret Santa.”
What is Different This Year?
One of the things that is different this year is that generous local churches typically sponsor 25+ families. Like many families, some churches have struggled during the pandemic. Christmas sponsorship by local churches is down this year. Currently, 7 churches are helping – 5 churches are sponsoring 8 families and 2 churches have given donations to purchase grocery store gift cards.
Here’s where you come in!
If your church, business, civic organization, or family is looking for a way to help others this holiday season, please consider becoming a Secret Santa to a needy family. You can sponsor a family by requesting a wish list and purchasing gifts or by donating gift cards. It will warm your heart and enrich your holidays in ways you cannot imagine.
Call to get involved.
Rutherford County: 615-867-9000
The Child Advocacy Center is a 501c3 nonprofit agency and your contribution is tax-deductible.