Williamsburg's Homeless & Indigent

P.O. Box 366, Lightfoot, VA 23090
Office: 757-561-3255
"Assisting people in re-gaining hope and a better way of life."

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Adopt-A-Homeless/At Risk Person for Christmas

Remember, as a child on December 25th, waking up bright-eyed with excitement to rush to the Christmas tree in awe of Santa's kindness? Most of us, even as adults, still look forward to that moment of unwrapping a gift from somebody special. Although we rarely notice them, there are people in Williamsburg that prefer for those holidays to rush by because they no longer experience Santa's kindness or don't have a special somebody: the homeless and at risk of being homeless. Many don't qualify for local "Christmas Wish" programs due to lack of identification or houses. Well, that changed 2 years ago! Now there is a program called "Adopt-A-Homeless/At Risk Person For Christmas" in Williamsburg. No IDs are required, just a need or a wish.
Here's how it works: a person who is homeless or at risk (including children) writes down his or her first name, age, and a wish ($100.00 or less). I post this information on my website and you choose a person from that list. You can email me or call 566-1946 with the name of the person you wish to adopt. Then, before December 23rd, call us and we will pick up your gift, which should be wrapped and with a name tag. On December 23rd, we have our Christmas Celebration where we come together for dinner, carols and joyous greetings and thanks.
Join us and watch their eyes sparkle with a glint of tears of joy as they open their gifts. Please help to make Christmas a day to look forward to, not sleep through, for somebody who is homeless and forgotten in Williamsburg!

If you are homeless and would like to be added to our list, please contact me at 566-1946 or via email at wsmburghomeless@yahoo.com


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