Holiday Outreach at Alum Rock UMC " Santa's Toy Shop"
SANTA'S TOY SHOP HELD AT ALUM ROCK UMC 2014 On Saturday, December 20, 2014 Alum Rock UMC hosted the annual toy give-away event by the Foundation for Housing Equity. Santa was there to listen to Christmas wishes and take photos with the children. There was a beautiful"Posadas Procession" performed by a youth ballet folklorico dance troupe and all the families attending filled the air with chorus's of "Silent Night". There was a special performance from one of the parents who sang christmas carols and a special performance from Mariachi Juvenil Alma de Mexico to spread Christmas cheer. The event was organized for community parents who were invited to choose Christmas gifts for each of their children. Volunteers from Alum Rock UMC, Veteran's Home, INTERACT and within the community of families assisted by FHE to serve tamales, cookies, mexican hot chocolate and wrapped gifts. A joyous afternoon was shared by all! Love thy neighbor was definitely the theme.