Children served by the Savannah Specialized Foster Care, Adoptions, and Family Intervention Services, along with participants in the FACES program, had a very merry Christmas this year! Thanks to the generosity of numerous donors, our clients received an outpouring of gifts, all distributed by Santa!
On Saturday, December 14, Lutheran Services of Georgia held a party for the children in the social hall of host church Trinity Lutheran. Southside Fire Department brought Santa in an ambulance (It was raining - no open sleigh!) and delivered personalized gifts to every foster care provider and every child in each home. Everyone -- about 80 people plus staff -- enjoyed a delicious meal, served by LSG staff members.
The FACES party was held at the Old Times Country Buffet, and Santa, aka Donald Gruver, made an appearance to hand out gaily wrapped gifts. Then it was “all you can eat.” Everyone left happy.
Many groups and individuals within those groups selected names and purchased and wrapped each gift. These groups included:
- Asbury Methodist Bible Study Group
- Groves High School Student Council
- Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Springfield
- Messiah Lutheran Church
- Will Black, The Meridian Foundation
- Publix Supermarket
- Redeemer Lutheran Church
- Savannah Pan-Hellenic Council
- SouthCoast Medical Administrative Office
- St. James Catholic School
- St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
- St. Paul’s Lutheran Church WELCA
- St Paul’s Lutheran Preschool
- Trinity Lutheran Church
Lutheran Services of Georgia is truly blessed to have such wonderful supporters throughout the area. Thanks to the generosity of so many, LSG is able to continue to bring hope, healing and strength to people in need.