Eastern Navajo Child 25th Annual Christmas Drive
All Santa’s NCD Elves are getting’ busy making lists, and checkin’ them twice!
We will again be providing Christmas gifts and Holiday food boxes to our families living within Eastern Navajo Agency (ENA). We focus on our special needs children and their families. We will work with 10-12 schools, covering 10,000 square miles! Counselors & Educators select 10-25 families based on each school’s enrollment.
Our goal is to sponsor 200 families in 2017. That equates to 650 – 700 children. That’s a lot of kids! (2016 statistics: 216 families, 682 children, and 75 grandparents.)
Through raising funds & receiving donations from individuals, congregations, small businesses, & some corporations our sponsors have enabled us to reach our goals since 1993.
In 2016 you provided close to $15,000 in monetary donations in addition to; Books, hand-made Quilts & Caps, Blankets, Socks, stuffed Animals, Toys, Games and personal Hygiene items.
Kathy Spitz & the NCD Team
New Mexico continues to rank # 1 for Childhood Poverty & Hunger in the USA. Estimates for hungry children living in NM is 1:3.
Kathy has sent some wonderful photos of some of the children who participated in the 2016 Eastern Navajo Child Drive. Head on over to the Photo Gallery so see more. We will also post them on our Facebook page.
Thank you all for your generosity!