According to Interfaith Family Services Director of Development Jessica Rood,
“Each year, we provide quality children’s gifts to families who otherwise would wake up on Christmas morning without any gifts under the tree. The families we serve at Interfaith are homeless (residing in our transitional housing program) and/or have experienced a recent crisis like job loss, eviction, separation from a partner, or other financial crisis.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has hit homeless and working poor families especially hard; children, in particular, have been negatively impacted by the financial stressors of their parents, a disrupted school year, and being unable to see friends/socialize, which is so crucial to their development.
“We are looking forward to providing these toys for more than 100 homeless and at-risk youngsters ages 0-18, especially this year, to put a smile on their faces.
“You can drop off any unwrapped or deliver a gift via Amazon WishList to 1651 Matilda Street, Dallas 75206 for our Annual Christmas Store, we’ll be happy to receive it/them by 5 p.m. Friday, December 4.”
* Graphic provided by Interfaith Family Services