SJHL Spreads Christmas Cheer!

Jan 13, 2016

It's become a meaningful tradition for the SJHL staff to give the gift of helping those less fortunate each Christmas. In lieu of giving a traditional gift to the Partners (Keith, Kyle, Scot & Chet), funds are collected and shared with others, helping bring a little cheer to those in need.

The staff presented the partners with a letter at their annual Christmas lunch. It was held on Wednesday, December 9th at the McPherson Opera House. The lunch itself is always fun with a slide show of pictures, reminiscing events throughout the year. It's always amazing to see how much happens in what feels like a very quick year.

Here's what we were able to give on the Partners' behalf . .

Home Instead Senior Care(Hutchinson) We were able to adopt four seniors this Christmas. We purchased each of them some necessities, like bath soaps, blankets and pj's. We also purchased them coffee and chocolate … which is pretty much a necessity!

Mt Hope Sanctuary(McPherson) Through the Sanctuary's "Christmas Gift Program 2015", we selected 28 items for the families of Mt Hope. A variety of items were purchased from shoes and coats, to towels and oil changes.

St. Francis Community Services(McPherson County) We made Christmas a little more special for five children in foster care, purchasing each of them many things from their "wish list". Shopping for this group is becoming extra special as we were able to purchase for some of the same kiddos as last year!

Union Valley Elementary School(Buhler) We supplied functional, yet fashionable winter coats, hats, and gloves for a 3rd grade and 5th grade girl.

The Salvation ArmyAfter everything was crossed off our shopping lists, we had a few dollars left. That money was dropped in the Salvation Army Kettle.

Our hope is that along with these tangible gifts, those who we were able to help will also receive the gift of hope in knowing that others care! Thank you to our clients, our communities and our partners for giving us every opportunity to be successful and the ability to help others!