Programs Assist the Needy At This Special Time
Santa's Provide "The Best Christmas Ever"
PMC has participated for a number of years in the Secret
Santa Program through the local Family Independence Agencies.
Members of the office shopped for presents for specific
age groups and the gifts were available for parents to come
and pick from at the local agencies. This year, we were
aware of a very special family that was having problems
making Christmas the experience they wanted due to limited
financial resources. So, we made the decision to adopt them.
The family has adopted six children and has two foster children.
We were more than happy to help Santa along with such a
large number to provide for.
took turns doing shopping for the various children. With
four of the children being teenagers, it gave a whole new
meaning to "living the teenage mind" to get the
children what they wanted. When friends of the staff learned
about our efforts, some even assisted by donating presents.
The time seems to fly, when you know that you are making
a child's Christmas something special.
After the holiday, we received a number of pictures and
the most heartfelt thank-you note we have ever received.
"The kids were so thrilled and told us over and
over that this was the best Christmas they had ever had...In
this day and age, things like total strangers wanting to
get involved in helping kids they don't even know, doesn't
happen very often. To think that we have never even met
you and that you were willing to do this for us means so
much." Secret Santa programs are a great opportunity
to help those less fortunate, and easy to become involved
in. Think about trying it for yourself this year.