More than 300 teddy bears, kittens, puppies, rabbits, lambs, and two angry birds–were given to Oak Hill-area children at an annual Christmas party hosted by the Travis County Community Center on Saturday, Dec. 8.
Members of Oak Hill UMC led a group of more than 40 volunteers that included social workers, Travis County law enforcement officers, and, of course, Santa.
A total of 115 families with 340 children participated in the event and were given gifts. Gifts also included:
pajamas for almost 100 children
20 gift cards for teenagers
more than 200 coats for children of all ages
200+ bananas and cutie oranges donated by our friends at Central Market
240 breakfast tacos
gallons of orange juice and coffee
almost 20 dozen sugar cookies
Together, Oak Hill UMC and the local agencies shared a morning of radical hospitality with our brothers and sisters in the community.
Written by Don Kerr