NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - Christmas Shared Blessings is one mission Love in the Name of Christ in Nacogdoches refused to drop, despite the pandemic.
Throughout the day, 250 mothers, dads, and grandparents in need selected from donated new toys and gifts for their children.
The shopping event at the Nacogdoches County Expo was revamped in several ways. Temperature checks were conducted and shopping times were spread out. This year, because of fallout from COVID-19, Christmas Shared Blessings is helping more families. Fortunately, the community came through.
”We’re serving probably 100 extra families that we didn’t serve in years past. And those families are the families that we helped with our COVID rental assistance program this last year,” said Patti Goodrum, Executive Director of Love INC.
More than 1500 toys were donated. There was more monetary donations so each family was presented a meal with the help of Brookshire Brothers.