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 purchase for the families you select between the 4th and 6th of December must be dropped off on Wednesday December 7th between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The gift drop off site address is the ASC Office @ 1197 Hazelwood Drive Smyrna TN 37167.
Call 615 220-1600 with any questions or concerns and ask for ASC’s Administrative Assistant Ms. Anna Partlow.
Please Note: Gifts should be wrapped when they arrive. Yet, we are asking that you have an itemized list of what was purchased for each child in the bag you bring to our office. Each gift must have the child’s name and the family number. We will deliver the gifts to the recipient families on the 10th of December.
Thank you all so much. Merry Christmas to you and yours. God bless you for caring to give back to these deserving children at Fort Campbell.
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.