Holiday Meal Baskets for Local Families
This year, We Care is committed to providing meal baskets and gifts for every family in need who registers with us by December 7. This means that we anticipate needing more than 300 families, and the only way we can do this with your help!
Do you and a few friends want to make the holidays bright for a local family? Does your community organization, alumni club, or book group need a worthy cause? Are you and your work colleagues looking for a way to give back this year? Make a commitment to donate one or more meal baskets for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Here’s how it works:
- You let We Care know you want to help, so we can include your baskets in the total count available – and let you know where to drop off your baskets for distribution the week of November 25 for Thanksgiving and December 17 for Christmas.
- You shop for provisions and assemble a meal basket that will provide a holiday dinner for a family of six. (List of sample items below)
- We Care takes care of finding and registering families.
- Church and community partners distribute the baskets to assigned families the week of December 17.
If you want to supply meal baskets, please call us no later than December 7 for details. If you and your group are in the South Haven or Covert service areas, please contact Lynn at 269-637-4324. If you are in the Bangor service area, please call Debbie at 269-427-9581.
Toys and Gifts for Local Children & Teens
You can ensure that it will be a merry and bright Christmas for children and youth in our community by making donations of unwrapped toys and gifts to one of two projects in our service area. Both projects offer parents in need a dignified way of providing gifts for their children at Christmas. All donations of new, unwrapped items end up stocking the shelves of a ‘shopping’ area at a local church – and during set hours over the course of two days, parents are signed up to come and ‘shop.’ They leave with gifts for their kids, along with the paper and supplies to wrap the gifts themselves. We think it’s a dignified and respectful way to help parents in need provide Christmas presents they know their children will love.
South Haven and Covert Areas
Christmas Hope is an annual collaboration between We Care, I.N.C. and First Assembly of God in South Haven that provides gifts and toys for kids and teens in the South Haven and Covert areas. Look for collection boxes around town or take up a collection at your church or school. Call us at 269-637-4342 if you’d like to join the collection effort.
In Bangor, We Care I.N.C. is again partnering again with Sacred Heart Church and its annual Saint Nicholas’ Workshop. Toy collection is joint effort with Toys for Tots so look for collection boxes around town.
Amazon Wish Lists Makes it Easy!
You can also donate right now by using the Amazon Wish Lists We Care has set up for these special projects. Choose your gifts, make your purchase, and your donation will be shipped directly to We Care. We’ll ensure that your gifts end up at the right place – and in the hands of young person in need this Christmas!
This year’s Wish Lists features much-needed items for pre-teens and teenagers (ages 10-18). Help us ensure that young people of all ages in our area feel the love, joy, and abundance of the season!