Interfaith Christmas Bureau

Interfaith Christmas Bureau

Susquehanna County Interfaith's Christmas Bureau has three parts:

The first is a personalized holiday assistance program in which an individual sponsor or group sponsor purchases new clothing and toys for a deserving child from a family facing hardship. For many of our registered children, the gifts they receive through the Christmas Bureau Program will be the only ones they open on Christmas morning. Susquehanna County residents join together to make the Christmas Bureau possible by giving their time and resources. A lot of work goes into organizing and sorting the gifts and it would not be possible without the communities help. The Kiwanis Club, Cabot Oil & Gas, and numerous other community organizations and members do a wonderful job of collecting toys and clothing for this program.​

The second part is the food bag. Christmas can be more stressful than joyful when the budget is tight. Interfaith provides families, seniors, and singles a bag of food for the holiday meal which includes a nice ham, with the hope of helping ease the burden and make the holiday brighter.

 

The third part of Christmas Bureau is called "adopt a family." When the family is experiencing an especially difficult time, businesses, churches and individuals offer to buy everyone in the family gifts. As part of the program, those who adopt are given an extensive list of items that each member of the family would like. Often, this is the only time that mom and dad receive a gift for themselves. This is a wonderful opportunity to share hope and help for the entire family.

 

As a church we will be doing our Jesse Tree this year.   Tags will be available in the Missionary Room so keep watch.     We will also collect money to send to Interfaith to help with the Christmas Bureau.  You can make your check out to the church and ear mark it Interfaith Christmas Bureau.

 

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