On December 15th, we are helping Tacoma Youth for Christ (YFC) with their annual Christmas party at the Tillicum Youth and Family Center. We have a longstanding relationship with YFC and have partnered with them in Tillicum since 2009. Helping with the Christmas party is an easy way to do something amazing for the community of Tillicum. There are four ways to get involved:
- Help serve dinner at the event on Thursday, December 15th. Volunteers need to arrive at the church by 2:30 PM on the 15th or at the center between 3–4 PM. Dinner is served at 5 PM (we’re expecting about 150 people). Contact Aimee Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org at with any questions. Check out this video in which Aimee describes what it is like to serve dinner at the Youth and Family Center:
- Donate food for the dinner. We need a ton of food for Christmas dinner! We need: mashed potatoes, frozen corn, dinner rolls, pie, coffee (2 pounds of ground house regular and decaf), milk (organic whole), cups (hot and cold 10–14 oz, paper only please!), to go boxes (100 count paper to go boxes, no Styrofoam please), aluminum foil. Perishable food needs to be delivered to the church on December 15th by 2:00 PM.
- Donate personal hygiene items for the dinner. We would like to put together some goody bags for the youth to take home. We need: shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap bars, full-size toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, baby wipes, and Christmas cards.
- Donate financially. If you can’t make it to the store, but you’d still like to help, you can also contribute financially through our app.
Check out this video on what Tacoma YFC is doing in Tacoma: