A Soldier’s Child started its Family to Family Christmas program to give back to the families of our servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much. Lost in the busyness of the Christmas season are the children of those who serve, who sometimes wake up Christmas morning missing mom or dad and perhaps not understanding why they can’t be there. Another question the children of a military family ask is “does anyone even care all our family goes through?” With your help, almost 1800 young children from nearby Ft. Campbell might have a reason to smile when they wake on Christmas day. And with the love that the Christmas season offers, these children will know that the people their mom or dad protects, honors them.
There are two ways to participate in ASC’s Family to Family Christmas:
1. Make a Donation: Donate now so we can reach as many children as possible this Christmas. Your donations are appreciated, and A Soldier’s Child is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are tax deductible.
2. Sponsor a Family: Make a personal connection by selecting a military family to sponsor. Perhaps you can use this opportunity to teach your own children about giving and the true meaning of Christmas.
Here’s How Sponsoring a Family Works:
STEP ONE: You will first select a military family to sponsor (click here). We have families with one child and families with up to 5 children and more available for sponsorship.
STEP TWO: You will purchase gifts for each child. Our goal is for each to receive 4-5 gifts with an overall value of $60 or more per child. We have compiled a list of suggested gift items for various age groups, which you may view here. Many families have provided a “wish list” for each child.
STEP THREE: The gifts you purchased should be dropped off at one of five drop-off locations on Saturday, December 3rd between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
|First Baptist Church of Clarksville
435 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
2293 South Rutland Road
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
|Christian Life Church
745 Cason Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
|Fellowship United Methodist Church
2511 New Salem Highway
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
2501 Highway 70 East
Dickson, TN, 37055
The five drop off sites also have volunteer opportunities. Please click on the button below to volunteer to help with the wrapping stations.
Register to Volunteer
Please Note: Gifts should not be wrapped when they arrive. The drop-off locations will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and you may drop-off or drop-off and wrap (materials provided) at each location. We will deliver the gifts to the recipient families the following week.
STEP FOUR (optional): We encourage you to include a personal note to the recipient family, and if desired, you may include your contact information. Many times the recipient family wishes to send a note of thanks back to the sponsoring family, and this will allow them to do so.