The Gifts that Keep on Giving

The Gifts that Keep on Giving

Old First,

You have outdone yourselves with this year’s Alternative Gift project. So far, we have totaled $2500 in direct gifts and cash donations. Cole and I delivered all of the Amazon donations that we had on hand on November 30. The staff at Hoffman Homes were so excited to see all the wonderful items- from the beanbag chairs to the lip gloss, there was something for everyone to enjoy. There are also lots of items for the teens in treatment to enjoy together- movies, games, collaborative activities, etc. We have really outdone ourselves this year.

It is still early in Advent and we are going to continue to collect through Epiphany (January 6). If you have a special someone you would like to honor with an Alternative Gift, please let me know. You can donate through Breeze (church giving site) or send a check directly to Old First (write Alternative Gift in the memo line). I will be getting cards out to your recipients as soon as possible. All contributions will go to items still on the wish list, such as a gaming system or other items that can be enjoyed by several youth at the same time. We are also sending stamps and stationary so that youth who don’t get these items from home will be able to write to their friends and family while in treatment.

Thank you all for sharing your gifts with the teen girls at Hoffman Homes. This will be an extra special holiday for them.

Billi C.