OCCCDA Spreads Christmas Cheer
Our annual Toy Store partnership with Calvary Church in Souderton was once again a success.
This year, we worked with 15 different organizations to serve 137 families in our community who are struggling economically. In total, we were able to provide gifts for 380 children. Because of your generosity, we were able to provide Christmas cheer to so many families across Northeast Philadelphia.
One of the best parts of Toy Store is knowing how families are personally affected by this ministry. One person wrote to us saying that they have recently suffered a death in the family and have been experiencing unemployment. Because of the Toy Store, they were able to afford Christmas gifts for their family this year. Another great part of the Toy Store ministry is the opportunity to meet people from across the city that are committed to helping people going through difficult times. From helping parents pick out gifts to wrapping each gift with care, our volunteers made sure that every participant had the best experience possible. We were also able to get parents involved by having them shop for gifts and help with wrapping them. Even when the event was stressful, seeing the thankfulness in the parent’s eyes was plenty of motivation to help more families throughout the week.
Overall, the Toy Store was both a successful and fun time of service and holiday spirit. In a time when the holiday season can become more about individualism and materialism, it was a great reminder of what can happen when we all come together in the name of Jesus to do His work in the world.
OCCCDA’s past newsletters & annual reports:
- Supporting Small Business (Nov. 2019)
- 2018 Annual Report
- Volume 11, Issue 3 – Nov. 2017
- Annual Report 2016 3-2-16
- Volume 9, Issue 4 (November 2015)
- Volume 9, Issue 3 (August 2015)
- Volume 9, Issue 2 (May 2015)
- 2014 Annual Report (February 2015)
- 2013 Annual Report (February 2014)
- 2012 Annual Report (February 2013)
- Volume 3, Issue 4 (December 2009)
- Volume 3, Issue 3 (July 2009)
- Volume 3, Issue 2 (April 2009)
- Volume 3, Issue 1 (January 2009)
- Volume 2, Issue 3 (July – September 2008)
- Volume 2, Issue 2 (April – June 2008)
- Volume 2, Issue 1 (January – March 2008)
- Volume 1, Issue 2 (September – December 2007)
- Volume 1, Issue 1 (June – August 2007)