The WishList Is Closed... Everyone has been adopted!
Thank you for caring for others this season!
This year was special because one of our volunteers was actually a recipient of the Christmas Wishlist 10 years ago. This person was blessed to now be in a place to give back when their family was helped by others when they needed it!
One family had their kids with them to pick up their gifts and when asked what the one little one hoped for they said all they wanted was to have dinner with Santa. Seconds later Santa came outside and was able to share hot chocolate and a cookie with this little one. Not sure who was more blessed, the child or Santa!
Bradford is blessed to have some incredibly generous businesses. Sweet B's Bakery once again did cookies for everyone on the wishlist and Starbucks East and West provided the best hot chocolate all night. Plus Hillside Photography, Robin Evans, Morrison CPA, Chestnut Creek and so many others helped make Christmas wishes happen.
Over the last couple of years we have started having schools reach out to adopt whole families. This year both St. Angela Merici and Holy Trinity adopt 28 families! It was incredible to see student's and their families' generosity. Thank you to all the teachers and staff who went beyond their jobs to make this happen!
We were able to bless so many people this year because of an incredible team of volunteers, giving community members, businesses and churches who put others first! We had translators, organizers, gift carriers, parking attendants, a DJ, snack distributors, registration table volunteers, greeters and even Santa!
Scroll through the pictures to see some of the fun we had while distributing gifts on Sunday, Dec 10th 2023.
Thank you to everyone who gave. We want to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!