On Saturday, December 24th, OHAAT made a special Christmas delivery. A crew of 13 volunteers, including Board Member Lewis Williams (a.k.a. Santa), brought beds, bed kits, and Christmas gifts to 12 children in our Beds for Kids program. (A huge thank you to the Gloria Dei Church staff for providing the gifts!) All of the children were surprised and thrilled to find Santa at their door.
During the last delivery, the whole neighborhood got involved! Board Chairman Ken Barber shared the experience:
As we were delivering beds to the last family, one of the neighbors began yelling to Santa, and within minutes the entire neighborhood was outside. We had a bag of stuffed animals and a bag of pillow cases (made by the Gloria Dei Church Dorcas Circle) that we handed out to all the children on the block until we ran out. It was wonderful to see our volunteers talking to neighbors up and down the street as their kids lined up to see Santa. If we can have the same interactions every week throughout the year, OHAAT will truly be a success.
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