Christmas in July Community Event a Success

Christmas in July Community Event a Success

The annual Christmas in July event for SouthShore area children, held on Saturday, July 13, involved multiple area nonprofits and high school students to coordinate this huge, successful event. Over 100 kids of all ages and their parents came to celebrate an early Christmas enjoying games, crafts, and reading activities, as well as receiving gifts of food, clothing, shoes, and school backpacks filled with supplies. Campaign Against Human Trafficking (CAHT) participated by reading a classic story and passing out chapter books. Students from Lennard and East Bay High Schools’ Key Clubs were guides, moving children from one activity to another. The Kiwanis Club and United Methodist Church were the key organizers, and the Sun City Center Interfaith Council provided funding for this special Christmas giving experience.

 

In the photo: CAHT volunteers, l to r: Betty Mitchell, Ann Fenimore, Robbie Chaplin, and Annie Garrison

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The United Methodist Church of SCC, in partnership with The Kiwanis Club, hosted the Third Annual Christmas in July event to benefit Southshore area children on Saturday, July 13 in the LEC Hall.   

Approximately 200 kids and their parents, came to celebrate an early Christmas, enjoying various games, crafts, face painting, reading activities, as well as receiving a delicious lunch, and gifts of food, clothing, shoes and school backpacks filled with supplies. An added surprise was a shopping bag filled with Christmas dinner with all the fixings. 

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The organizers would like to thank the many volunteers from multiple community groups who helped make this day possible.

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