Bridging the Gap in the Foster Care Community

12 Hours of Christmas

We serve hundreds of children in foster/kinship care a year at Christmas time! 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. The Gastonia event is always the first Saturday in December, we also have a Christmas event in Rutherford county. After all the gifts are wrapped and put away and the children have played, they all enjoy a family meal and see Santa. It is magical day for the families to enjoy. Registration for this event opens in September and closes in November.


REGISTRATION for 2022 has ended!

We are so excited to serve and share Christmas magic with over 700 children in foster and kinship care at 12 Hours of Christmas on December 3rd (Gastonia), Hometown Christmas on December 10th (Rutherfordton), and Lake Norman Christmas on December 4th (Cornelius) this year.

Please contact Selina Johnson through email or at 704-215-4344 if you have questions.