More than 150 Share client families, supported by about 50 Share volunteers, participated in the festive celebration.
SHARE, Inc., local community relief organization, hosted its annual Holiday Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 7, in the McLean Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
More than 150 Share client families, supported by about 50 Share volunteers, participated in this festive celebration. Clients snacked on homemade baked goods and sandwiches served by Share staff while listening to live holiday music by Bob Rosenberg. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus made their appearance again this year, providing photo opportunities for children and their families as they posed with the white-bearded spirit of Christmas. Smiling, happy faces of youngsters and adults alike confirmed everyone enjoyed the festivities and warm fellowship of the season with friends, family and volunteers.
Share clients who registered for this event during October completed a "Wish List" of an item that they needed and would enhance their celebrations of holiday season. Donors from the local community fulfilled one wish for each person and each family received a grocery gift card. Each family also had the opportunity to select one gift from an assortment of brand-new linens and hand-knitted blankets, small household appliances, holiday décor items, clothing and accessories and some toys. Babies and toddlers received diapers, wipes and a pair of pajamas, and every child under the age of 10 received a Santa toy. Clients were also provided a reusable grocery bag with a jug of laundry detergent and personal care items.
By the end of December, SHARE provided gifts and grocery cards to over 220 client families. Every gift, gift card and item given to the community’s neighbors in need is donated to SHARE by the people from the McLean, Great Falls and Pimmit Hills area. It is their generosity that makes this holiday relief possible.