Think Beyond the Chair’s Annual Christmas/Holiday Program
Think Beyond the Chair has been bringing joy to families on Christmas day through our annual Christmas Drive. The Christmas Drive is not just about the gifts that disabled children receive under their tree – it is about the gift of hope and wishes fulfilled.
All of our families suffer the effects of poverty everyday due to disability related issues, continuously going without, knowing that luxuries like new toys or clothes are simply not available to them. Our children handle this reality with an incredible grace and humility that is truly touching. Can you imagine watching their faces on Christmas morning as they open their gifts? Every year we enjoy looking through the numerous family photos provides for us.
The program does take a lot of preparation and dedication on the part of our staff and volunteers, as well as our wonderful donors. Think Beyond the Chair accepts “Letters to Santa” from October-late November and passes them on to disabled children in the organization throughout the country. These generous individuals then choose gifts with personal attention to each child’s particular dreams and wishes. The gifts are sent to Think Beyond the Chair for sorting and wrapping by a tireless group of community volunteers who work day and night to have the work completed by mid-December. These children are excited to know Santa and his elves didn’t forget about them on Christmas Day!
The program serves children, many whom are disabled, and it keeps growing every year. Think Beyond the Chair would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all of our friends and family participating in the Christmas Drive each year. Thanks also to Pete Monismith Law, Local Grocer, GNS Medical Supplies and numerous community donors, who lend significant support to the program.
We encourage and welcome you to be a part of the annual Christmas Drive by sponsoring a “Dear Santa” letter, sending a gift from the 2017 Christmas Wish List, making a cash donation or by volunteering in Santa’s Think Beyond the Chair Workshop.
For more information, please contact Sharina at (248)247-8118 or [email protected] Donations can be sent to:
Think Beyond the Chair
1105 Woodnoll Drive
Flint, MI 48507