We Will Serve Coordinates Delivery of more than 425 Christmas Trees to Orange County Families in Need
Organization will provide trees to families identified by local partner charities
Tustin, Calif. — Dec. 6, 2012 —On Saturday, December 8th, We Will Serve, a non-profit organization that enables parents and caregivers to provide their children with clothing and essential items throughout the year, will deliver more than 425 Christmas trees as part of its fifth annual Christmas Tree Blessing. We Will Serve will deliver trees to families identified by its partner charities including Children’s Bureau, Miracles for Kids, MIKA, Fristers and Colette’s
“We partner with We Will Serve to reach families in the community that would otherwise go without a Christmas tree – a vital visual reminder of this special time of year” said Eric Heard, men’s pastor at Mariners Church. “We are honored to be a part of this on-going outreach of the holiday spirit that brightens the lives of children.” added Denise Ristenpart, director of foster and at risk youth at
Trees are provided at no cost to families using funds raised by the organization and its primary sponsor, Mariners Church. Tree distribution begins on Saturday, December 8th at 9:00 a.m. with volunteers meeting at the church’s Irvine location for get delivery assignments.
“We Will Serve started the Christmas Tree Blessing in 2008 when it became clear that many of the families we served throughout the year with clothing and other necessities were going without Christmas trees,” said Josephine Sexton, founder and president of We Will Serve. “We love seeing the faces of the kids when we drop off their Christmas tree – they just light up! This is a time for celebration and we’re honored to help bring Christmas to these families.”
About We Will Serve
We Will Serve is a valuable resource that has reached more than 2,000 families representing more than 8,000 people during the past five years. The organization provides children’s clothing and essential baby items to families in need. We Will Serve allows families to choose from a large selection of items based on the needs of the family. Clothing and items are neatly organized and hung on racks, free of stains and signs of wear. Items provided include clothing and shoes for newborns to teenagers, strollers, newborn essentials, formula, baby bottles, diapers, baby wipes, car seats and boosters, and other essential items. The organization is centrally located in Santa Ana near the 55 and 5 freeways. Donations are accepted online at http://www.wewillserve.org/donations. More information is available at www.WeWillServe.org and https://www.facebook.com/pages/We-Will-Serve-Ministries.
We Will Serve is a non-profit public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purposes (501c3).
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