We will be collecting Christmas presents for children and teens receiving services through Lancaster County Children and Youth Agency (CYA)! In past years, we have matched individual children to Calvary families through gift tags. In light of COVID regulations, we are trying to limit points of contact as well as large crowds gathering in the foyer and we feel we cannot safely distribute and collect tags and gifts as we have in past years.
For this reason and for this year only, we will be running a generalized toy drive, as well as collecting gift cards for young adults in Independent Living situations (I.e. group homes and shelters). We understand the lack of personal connection is not ideal, but we still want to help meet the needs of families in crisis in our community in a tangible way.
We are hoping to collect a wide variety of gifts and $30 gift cards from Target or Walmart for all ages and both genders. Gifts and gift cards will be delivered to Children and Youth Agency, where social workers will match gifts to specific children. All gifts are welcome and no gift is too small. No matter what you purchase, please commit to praying for the child and family who will receive the gift and for the social workers involved with the family.
May the light of Christ shine through your generosity!