Monday, November 15, 2010

Join Us This Saturday for Christmas Stocking Stuffing for Families In Need

Ordinary Hero Christmas Stocking Stuffer Outreach 2010

This year, Ordinary Hero is partnering with a group from Brentwood United Methodist to stuff Christmas stockings for the Salvation Army.  This outreach sends stockings to Angel Tree Families, day care centers, and community centers, supported by the Salvation Army. The Brentwood United Methodist group (who does this in memory of class members' daughter, Mary Owen Hebert) already provides the largest number of stockings the Salvation Army receives. Through partnering with Ordinary Hero, we hope to help them fill even more stockings this year!  We have already been collecting toys, toothbrushes, playdoh, gloves, crayons, etc. We still need items to be donated in sets of 10. We are also working on collecting monetary donations which will be used to place an order with Oriental Trading and Dollar Days, to purchase the remaining items for the 700 stockings we hope to complete.  There will be a party at the church on this Saturday, November 20 at 5pm, in their youth building, to stuff the stockings which will be delivered to the Salvation Army. We will also send over 100 stockings to the Nashville Rescue Mission Women's shelter.

For the party, we set up lines of tubs filled with various stocking items.  Children and their parents pick up a stocking at the front of the line, go down the line putting one item from each tub in the stocking, and at the end of the line an adult staples the stocking together. This is a wonderful opportunity to allow your children to experience the spirit of giving to those less fortunate this Christmas season.

Once all stockings are stuffed, then the party begins... potluck dinner and music from Christen Cole. We ask that each family or volunteer bring a covered dish to share.

We are expecting well over 100 people in attendance. If you or your company is interested in helping sponsor this Ordinary Hero Christmas Outreach, you may email us at info@ordinaryhero.org.  If you are interested in signing up for this event or donating items towards this event, please contact our event coordinator, Holly Fisher, at events@ordinaryhero.org .

We, at Ordinary Hero, look forward to a wonderful Christmas season of giving.

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