Secret Families of Madison County

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ABOUT SECRET FAMILIES OF MADISON COUNTY www.secretfamiliesmc.org

We have  been helping struggling families in the area have Christmas since

2010 by working with the local elementary schools. These schools see the needs first hand and are able to vet the families for the ministry. Unlike other Christmas help organizations, we have no restriction on the ages of the children or family size. These families are then interviewed over the phone and gift lists with sizes, needs and preferences are compiled. Last year we helped 50 families and in 2014 we’d like to help 100.

It costs $550 to sponsor a family, which includes:

Christmas presents for everyone residing in the home, a Christmas tree (donated by Blue Grass Farms in Anderson) with decorations (if desired), a $50 Meijer gift card for Christmas dinner, a Bible, but most importantly the knowledge that God and people from their community care about them.

We serve the following schools in Madison County:

  • • Anderson Elementary School (K-3),
  • • East Side Elementary School (K-3) ,
  • • Erskine Elementary School, 
  • • Valley Grove Elementary School,
  • • Tenth Street Elementary School,
  • • Anderson Preparatory Academy – added 2011,
  • • Pendleton Elementary School – added 2011,
  • • East Elementary School (Pendleton) – added 2011,
  • • Maple Ridge Elementary School (Pendleton) – added 2011,
  • • Lapel Elementary School – added 2011,
  • • Alexandria Elementary School – added 2012,
  • • Frankton Elementary School – added 2012,
  • • Edgewood Elementary – added 2012,
  • • Shenandoah Elementary School – added 2013,
  • • Elwood Elementary School – added 2013,
  • • 2014 – reaching out to private schools who accept vouchers

Our event is always on the first Saturday in December, this year on 12/6/2014. We gather tons of volunteers to descend on Meijer in Anderson to shop for all of the families. Then we wrap all of those presents at Madison Park Church (convenient location to Meijer) and deliver them on the same day. What really touches people's hearts is being a part of the caravan to deliver presents and seeing their needs up close and personal, then seeing the joy and thankfulness on their faces and lastly, getting the opportunity to pray with them before we leave.

To get an idea of what happens during our yearly Christmas event, please click on the following links to see what the Secret Families group of Muncie did in 2012:

TODAY SHOW: http://www.today.com/video/today/50277770

Sponsor Families are located by asking the principals of local schools throughout the area.

These are families who would not be able to provide Christmas without assistance.

How can you help?

  • • Shop
  • • Gift Wrap
  • • Deliver Presents / Trees
  • • Prepare Food for volunteers
  • • Serve Food to volunteers
  • • Donate $
  • • Donate (gift wrap, bows, etc.)
  • • Engage the people you know to donate
  • • Hold Fundraisers for us

What We Provide:

  • • a decorated Christmas tree
  • • presents for each family member
  • • $50 Meijer Christmas dinner gift card
  • • a Bible for the family
  • • Hope that someone cares

THE BIG DAY 

  • • Shoppers Meet at Meijer in Anderson at 7am
  • • Wrappers Meet at Madison Park Church at 8am
  • • Deliveries from Madison Park Church TBD

DONATIONS:

Send Checks Payable to:
Secret Families of Madison County
P.O. Box 2031,Anderson, IN 46018

Paypal, Credit Cards
www.secretfamiliesmc.org


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