12 Hours of Christmas is an event that allows Least of These Carolinas the opportunity to provide Christmas for children in foster/kinship care and families in need of assistance for the holiday.
Here are our stats for serving children in foster care through 12 Hours of Christmas:
2013 served 150 children value of $18,750
2014 served 250 children value of $31,250
2015 served 354 children value of $44,250
2016 served 367 children value of $45,875
2017 served 485 children value of $60,625
What makes our event special and unique is our sponsors do not purchase just one gift per child, they buy the entire wish list for a child. Each child gets approximately $125-$150 spent on them. We encourage the families to save the gifts they receive for Christmas morning! We have a nativity scene and the Christmas story being read, games, and an area for children to pick out gifts for their parent or guardian. After all the gifts are wrapped and put away and the children have played, they all enjoy a family meal. What a fun filled magical day for the children to enjoy and in those moments be in a happy place.
This year's event will be held on Saturday, December 1st!! If you would like to volunteer, please sign up here:
Enjoy the video below from 2017's 12 Hours of Christmas!