2015 Christmas Caravan & Outreach
Thank you for the amazing support of the 2014 Christmas Caravan! Your participation helped to make for a merrier Christmas for hundreds of our homeless and near-homeless friends. We are already at work thinking about how to improve the Caravan in 2015.
The Christmas Caravan is an annual outreach event that provides basic necessities to homeless adults, and toys and other items as gifts for homeless and near-homeless children. The mission of the Caravan is to ensure that those without homes and those without adequate resources will have the opportunity to experience true joy in the celebration of the season.
The Caravan is made up of volunteers who bring automobiles loaded with clothing, hygiene supplies, and other donations and gifts. Led by Santa Claus, they travel parade-style to the distribution site. The participants are encouraged to decorate their vehicles and wear Christmas-themed clothing to create a festive atmosphere.
At the distribution site, clothing and other articles and gifts are given to those who have gathered to participate. Santa always has a busy morning spreading the holiday spirit! Basic needs are provided, breakfast is served to the homeless, toys are distributed to the children, and everyone involved has a wonderful and fulfilling morning.
The Caravan began in 2005 and has grown every year, blessed with volunteers from youth groups, churches, schools, social organizations, and social services agencies, as well as individuals and families. We are thankful for all of our volunteers and donors.