Thank you to all who helped make this project a success again this year! Hazelwood was able to adopt 30 families through the Salvation Army and purchase Christmas gifts for the 39 children in those families.

It takes a lot of volunteers and donations to help so many families and children: the Salvation Army screened and sent us the information for families who truly needed assistance this Christmas; Meijer donated a $75.00 gift card to help with the Secret Santa Shopping; Marsh helped us to order food for the families and delivered the food to the church; several of the ladies from Ball State’s Women Basketball team helped put boxes together and pack the non-perishable food on Thursday, December 15.

All of those groups were a big help, but the heroes are you, Hazelwood. Without the support you gave throughout the entire process, we would not have been able to adopt these families and provide them with much-needed Christmas help. You volunteered your time to raise money, make phone calls, shop for toys, wrap presents, pack food, and deliver boxes. You donated ribbons, bows, wrapping paper, and special gifts for the children. And you gave financial support to help purchase the food and gifts for our families.

This past Saturday, the boxes were all delivered, along with a little Christmas hope and cheer to our families. But our work is not quite over, and we can still use your help! We are only $505.32 away from meeting our financial goal for the Christmas Box Project this year. If you would like to donate toward this truly worthy cause, drop your donation in the offering plate or bring it by the church office. Please label your donation, “Christmas Box Project.”