"Let your light so shine among men
that they see your good works
  and glorify your Father in heaven."  
Matthew 5:16

"Having help at her house gave her hope.  She was so overwhelmed because of all that there was to do" (a local case manager regarding a client that he referred for help).



The Family Resource Centers of Alcoa, Blount County, and Maryville City Schools refer local children in need of Christmas gifts for the ChristmasWishes program.  Parents or guardians complete wish lists for the children including 3 articles of clothing and 2 fun items.  Coordinators then work with local churches, businesses, groups, and individuals to find sponsors for the wish lists.  Celebration parties are hosted by five local churches for participants and their families to enjoy an evening of Christmas stories, food, crafts, games, gifts, etc... 

In 2016, 503 local children participated. 
The more sponsors we have,
the more children that can be served!
Please join us to help our local kids
through ChristmasWishes!! 

Click the "Contact Us" Button above to let us know how you would like to participate. 
To participate, you may:
  • Sponsor a child or family (please specify number of children) by making a donation for a volunteer to shop for your child's wishes.
  • Sponsor a child or family (please specify number of children) by obtaining wish lists to shop for your child's or family's wishes (we will contact you the second week of November to get you your wishlists.  Gifts will be due the week after Thanksgiving).
  • Recruit your co-workers, church members, civic group members, friends, family, neighbors, to join you in helping our local kids in need!!

See below for pictures from previous ChristmasWishes Celebrations...