Posted: Nov 17, 2012 3:43 PM by Lacey Steele
It started in 2005 as a way to help displaced families from Hurricane Katrina provide for their kids at Christmas time.
Now the non-profit Families Helping Families has immensely grown in Pueblo.
They get names of families in need from Catholic Charities, and they need your help to provide for the kids.
Each child from about thirty families will make a Christmas list, then volunteers will shop for what the kids want and many things they need, like clothes.
This year around 100 kids will have a better Christmas through this program.
There will also be a Christmas party for the families, and Santa will be there to deliver the gifts himself.
Plus the volunteers get to act as elves, as well.
"There's no greater gift to see under the tree than a bike, so I like to deliver that and watch a kid unwrap a bike on Christmas," said Jason Crowe, the Board President of Families Helping Families in Pueblo. "Come on, it doesn't get any better than that!"
If you'd like to participate and help share a Christmas with a child in need, remember many stores like Kohl's have holiday deals coming up on Black Friday and up till Christmas, so you can do more shopping at a lower cost!
To donate to a child through Families Helping Families, click here for more information.
The Christmas party will be held at 11:30 on the morning of December 16 at Centennial High School.