For more than 40 years, the Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry has provided Christmas for families in crisis. There is always a need in every community and we are here to try and alleviate the hardships facing our neighbors and bring joy to this season of giving.
Last year Christmas Angel continued to help the hundreds of children as in years past. All of this was possible because of numerous toy drives and generous donations provided by so many businesses, churches and individuals, like you, in the community.
We were able to provide all of this for the Crisis Ministry plus also help children in The Steadfast House, Military Families Resource Center, Supportive Services for Veteran Families, and several schools in Buncombe County. In addition we will always help out our military families whose loved ones are deployed or who have just returned and are unable to find work.
These families need to keep providing for the basic necessities and not sacrifice these so their children can have a Christmas. Our goal is to provide a Christmas to all the children we know of who are living in need.
Christmas is the one season that giving joyfully is what we are called on to do!
Every year we get several heartfelt thank you notes from parents so grateful for the program.
One note from a single mom of two older boys wrote:
“Please know that I will always be grateful to you and our sponsor for providing an amazing Christmas.”
This is why we do what we do! We know that it will bring joy to a family that otherwise would not be able to have a Christmas at all.
Click HERE for more information about Christmas Angel sponsorship.
Do you have toys to donate? Several sites around town are holding Christmas Angel toy drives, including:
- State Farm agencies in Buncombe County: Locations include Tammy Murphy State Farm Insurance Agency (135 Charlotte Highway Suite B)
- Family Christian book store: 129 Bleachery Boulevard, Asheville
- Dancing Bear Toys: 518 Kenilworth Road, Asheville
- International House of Pancakes (IHOP): Asheville locations include 245 Tunnel Road; 175-B Smokey Park Highway; 229 Airport Road, #1