This year we are sponsoring four Christmas Angel Trees:
1) Boys and Girls Club West Sanford – Tags with children’s name/grade/gender/wishes [place on the unwrapped gifts]
2) Redeeming Life Maternity Home – Gift Cards to buy food and supplies
3) Pet Rescue By Judy – Varied items
4) Pregnancy Center of Sanford – Varied items
You may keep the ornaments, but please bring gifts with their tags by December 17th. Request gift cards be brought into the Church Office or given directly to Grace Chewning.
Pet Rescue By Judy, 401 E. Laurel Ave., Sanford [across from the Paw Park], is a non-profit 501(c)(3) “NO KILL” organization dedicated for 30+ years to the Rescuing ~ Rehabilitation ~ Resocializing ~ Rehoming of Companion Animals.
Educational programs are given on: care of pets, including proper diet, fresh clean water, daily exercise, and lots of love; spaying/neutering to prevent euthanasia and over-population; availability of low-cost spay/neuter clinics and wellness centers.
Each rescued animal undergoes: a medical exam, has its ears cleaned, nails trimmed; is given a bath, flea/tick preventative, dewormed, tested for heartworm, updated shots; are micro-chipped; and cats are tested for feline leukemia/AIDS.
Redeeming Life Maternity Home, located on S. Oak Ave. in Sanford, is a loving, welcoming, accepting family environment for single, expectant women in crisis by providing a safe and comfortable home to them, along with gaining life skills necessary for success and an independent life. Each resident takes part in education and/or employment planning, classes in financial literacy, cooking, household management, as well as opportunities for individual and spiritual growth.
Faith, family, and education are the backbone of this ministry, praying that lives will be changed and women will find hope and comfort in the loving arms of Jesus Christ.
Since 1944, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida has helped inspire hope and opportunity in those who need it most – local at-risk children.
The West Sanford Branch, in the Westside Community Center/919 S Persimmon Ave., is a safe place for children ages 6-18, to learn and grow through youth development programs offered to meet the diverse needs and interests of the members. At least 75% of the youths exercise 30 minutes a day and 95 % report no bullying at the Club!
Mission: to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Club Code: “I believe in God and the right to worship according to my own faith and religion. I believe in America and the American way of life…in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I believe in fair play, honesty and sportsmanship. I believe in my Boys & Girls Club, which stands for these things.”
The Pregnancy Center of Sanford, 1002 S. French Ave., offers women alternatives to abortion by modeling the love of Jesus Christ through compassionate lay-counseling and the resources to empower them to make a life-affirming decision.