Translate this page
Anne Gilmore, right, with her family gathering their Christmas gifts. Helping them out are FTH volunteers: from left, Kevin, John, and Pastor Blake.
Anne Gilmore, right, with her family gathering their Christmas gifts. Helping them out are FTH volunteers: from left, Kevin, John, and Pastor Blake.
The Miller women: from left Casey, Brenda, Emma, and Mary, pass out stuffed toys and goodies.
The Miller women: from left Casey, Brenda, Emma, and Mary, pass out stuffed toys and goodies.
Mom and daughter appreciate the gifts, Maria and Anali Rosas, and Casey Miller.
Mom and daughter appreciate the gifts, Maria and Anali Rosas, and Casey Miller.
FTH volunteers wrap and sort donated gifts for the children.
FTH volunteers wrap and sort donated gifts for the children.

From the Heart provides 257 children with Christmas joy


Friday, January 11th, 2013
Issue 02, Volume 17.
Jodi Thomas
Staff Writer


Volunteers from across the Valley came to help From the Heart (FTH) gift give-a-way during December 2012. Approximately 257 children and 96 families were given a Christmas this year because of the open hearts of many across the Valley partnering with the From the Heart Christian Women’s Ministries who annually see to it that the area’s neediest children have a Christmas.

"This year we had the most kids needing help and the most volunteers ever. In the end we did not know if we were going to have enough presents for everyone. God came through and the gifts came in last minute and we had enough," said Christy James, event coordinator.

This was despite record lows in donations, according to founder Linda Hart who accounts the events smooth running and success to the countless volunteers and two special women who spearheaded it this year, Christy James and Aurora Perez.

The Miller women, mom Brenda, and Advertisement
Advertisement for Casa Tiene Vista
[ Casa Tiene Vista ]
daughters Casey, Emma and Mary, find it a blessing to give in their own special way. This year they joined FTH, spreading cheer by passing out stuffed animals and other special presents. Something they have been doing together on their own for a while.

Families like Ann Gilmore’s ten children are especially blessed by From the Heart’s gift give-away. Mom Ann says, "What a blessing this has been. They are a blessing, not just today, but every day. They are awesome."

You are invited to join the FTH women at their monthly pot luck luncheon, the second Saturday of the month at noon, to get acquainted. This month, the luncheon will be at Back Country Christian Fellowship. Directions: turn north on Bautista from the highway and turn right at the first dirt drive. From the Heart provides many services to the areas children. Come learn how you too can help and be a blessing.


 

0 comments


arrow Be the first to share your opinion on this article!
 

Add your Comment


Name

Images, Formatting, or HTML is not allowed : plain text only. You may post up to 5 website addresses within your comment.




Disclaimer

Anza Valley Outlook has tightened its' policy regarding comments.
While we invite you to contribute your opinions and thoughts, we request that you refrain from using vulgar or obscene words and post only comments that directly pertain to the specific topic of the story or article.
Comments that are derogatory in nature have a high likelihood for editing or non-approval if they carry the possibility of being libelous.
The comment system is not intended as a forum for individuals or groups to air personal grievances against other individuals or groups.
Please, no advertising or trolling.
In posting a comment for consideration, users understand that their posts may be edited as necessary to meet system parameters, or the post may not be approved at all. By submitting a comment, you agree to all the rules and guidelines described here.
Most comments are approved or disregarded within one business day.

RSS FeedFacebookTwitter





Subscribe




Most Commented


Reach Local Customers



Anza Valley Outlook Anza Valley Outlook
760-723-7319 - 1588 S. Mission Rd. Suite 200, Fallbrook CA 92028
All contents copyright ©2014
About Us
Earthquake Information
Business Listings
Contact Us
Letter to the Editor
Report a website error
Sitemap
Online Digital Edition
RSS Feeds
Login