BUCKHEAD – Inside Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Christmas Kindness is transforming the holiday for Atlanta’s working poor.
The church raises more than $150,000 to buy brand new coats and hats and gloves and appliances and toys for 2,000 people in metro Atlanta.
Working with agencies and various ministries, families who wouldn’t otherwise have anything for Christmas are identified and invited to come shop for free at the event.
Each family member receives a new coat, hat and gloves, a new appliance, and two toys for each child in the family. Helpers gift wrap everything so it's ready for Christmas morning.
Volunteers with the church tell stories of mothers and fathers reduced to tears, grateful for the chance to give Christmas to their children.
To learn more about Christmas Kindness, or to make a donation, click here.