Help Make Christmas Smiles!
There are children in our community in need of some Christmas Smiles! Christmas Smiles is in its eighth year of providing toys, clothes and food to less fortunate Moraine children. Last year, Christmas Smiles helped 143 Moraine children. That is 60 families who received gifts and food at Christmas time!
Want to Help?
• Stop in at the Municipal Building, Gerhardt Civic Center (GCC) or the Payne Recreation Center (PRC) and choose a child or family from November 6 – December 4! You will be the only one who will have that child or family’s names and will be responsible for purchasing gifts for this child or family. Please purchase at least 3 gifts per name.
• Donations are accepted at the Municipal Building by check (please make out to the Moraine Foundation) or cash.
• Start collecting your non-perishable items and canned goods for the food boxes to the families and bring them to the Municipal Building, GCC or PRC.
• Bring your unwrapped gifts and food items to the GCC on or before December 8. Children’s Gifts If you are out shopping and see a great gift for any child, we will be more than happy to accept unwrapped new gifts or gift cards at the GCC.
Wrapping Paper and Tape
We will also accept wrapping paper and tape. The gifts are given to the parents unwrapped enabling them to view and wrap the gifts themselves. Two donation boxes will be available at the Municipal Building, GCC or PRC.
Volunteers are being accepted! It’s an excellent way for high school students to obtain their community service credit hours! Volunteers may help with sorting canned goods, helping at the Pancakes with Prancer fundraising event and assisting parents with gift box pick-up day on Saturday, December 16 at the GCC from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Please share in the spirit of the holidays by helping to put Christmas Smiles on the faces of all Moraine children. For more information, phone Kim Wallace at 535-1002 or Grace Neal at 535-1062.