A Different Kind of Christmas List

Every year, the children at the Bakersfield Homeless Center look forward to Christmas with hope and anticipation. They make a list for Santa of all their Christmas wishes, but their lists look different than you might expect. There are of course, the usual requests for the latest popular toys, but there are many more requests for things you and I take for granted. One child askes for “a big meal.” Another askes for her own room and bed. And, one child simply askes for a home.

They may think they asking Santa for the things on their list, but they are really asking you. This Christmas, will you give a gift to help us provide basic needs for the families staying in our shelter?  Your gifts will enable us to make their Christmas wishes come true – a big meal, their own room, and a new home.

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