Shopping starts on Dec. 1 and ends Dec. 20. Toys, teen gifts, toiletries and cash donations are still needed to serve these families.
Sponsored by the Beeville Vineyard, this annual project began, as did the Vineyard, in 1984. They have been a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots approved agency since 1998. Approximately one-half of the gifts given out come from Toys for Tots and the remainder from the Beeville community.
Parents of each child ages 0-15 will select two gifts or toys from the display. They also receive “Stories of Jesus” age-appropriate coloring books, crayons, plush animals and stocking stuffers. Their families receive food and toiletries. In addition, elderly and disabled registrants receive gifts. Bibles are available in English or Spanish. Homebound delivery is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13.
Angel Tree, in conjunction with the Prison Ministry, will be Thursday, Dec. 18, for parents with proper letters.
Registration continues through Monday at the Vineyard, 210 N. Monroe St.
Community members, church and service groups are asked to help on Nov. 22 and 29 (Saturdays) — Volunteers are needed for gift sorting and transformation of the warehouse into Santa’s workshop.
To volunteer call 358-7500 or 358-2075. Look for more information in coming issues of the Bee-Picayune.