This busyness of the Christmas season couldn’t stop us from gathering as family! Our annual Christmas party is an opportunity for staff, volunteers, and kids to gather for food, fun, and gifts in the spirit of the holiday. One of the most beloved parts of the party is a Secret Santa exchange.
Prior to this night the kids go on shopping trip to search for their match’s favorite things. There is such excitement in the kids being able to give gifts to their ACTS friends.
Before gifts were opened we shared a home-cooked dinner. We re so grateful to each volunteer that made the night run smoothly; from cooking dinner, wrapping gifts, and snapping pictures to clean up at the end of the night.
On this night we even had a couple birthdays to celebrate too! We continued the Christmas cheer with a seperate party to reconnect with our young adults from years past of ACTS programs. It was so special to celebrate with this group and see some of them with children of their own. Christmas 2018 was full of moments that will be cherished forever!