An Opportunity to Celebrate a Memorable
Another year has gone by and again this year we will have
an opportunity to give some of our unfortunate neighbors who are seriously
mentally ill “a Christmas”. Each client
will give us a wish list consisting of three presents. The first 10 to 15 years that we have been
celebrating this program most of the Clubhouse members were in group
homes. Now the emphasis is to help them
with independent living. Most share
apartments which caused a big change in their request for gifts. Now the majority of items requested are
household items or clothes which are more expensive than the personal items
requested in the past.
Our goal is that each client still receives three
presents; the average cost for the three gifts averages about $75.00. We truly understand this would be more than
some wish to spend and we would never ask anyone to
go above their means. If you still wish to adopt then you can jointly
adopt with another person or persons. Another option to help is to make a
monetary donation to help offset the cost of the dinner, door prizes, stocking
bags etc. If you do make a donation, please make payable to “Eastlawn
Methodist” and enter “Clubhouse Christmas” on your check.
For some of the members, these will be the
only gifts that they will receive this Christmas. This occasion
will be their Christmas Day and our opportunity to let them know they are not
alone and they are loved.
Please mark your calendar for the morning of Tuesday,
December 21, 2021, which is when we will be celebrating this joyful and
worthwhile occasion. For many of us, this is where we experience the
joy of the entire Christmas Season. If anyone has any questions or wishes to
participate in this worthwhile project, you can contact Winfred at 228 281 0422
or at Mickey 228 623 6313.
P.S. You will want to attend
this one because Elvis will be entertaining again this year.