ACO's Christmas in July
A team for ALLEN COMMUNITY OUTREACH
"ACO's Christmas in July" a team to help the ALLEN COMMUNITY OUTREACH raise the critical funds to support families in need!
Funds raised will support the ACO's mission of transforming lives by providing essential human and social services in our communities.
Rebuilding lives, one family at a time….
Like building blocks, rebuilding the lives of a family takes many blocks, each carefully laid to build a foundation. The loss of employment, a family illness and unpaid bills can all cause a family to break down and create a feeling of helplessness. Help obtaining the skills to rebuild lives is available at Allen Community Outreach.
Providing the necessary building materials….
Tools to rebuild the lives of a family in crisis are available through ACO programs and services. Many families may need only short-term assistance, like a “bridge” built to help them through a crisis. Others’ lives have been torn apart or stripped of everything and they require more specialized assistance and counseling to regain stability within their family.
Most of the necessary building blocks are available through financial assistance with household bills, food from the ACO Food Pantry, clothing and house wares from the ACO Resale Shop, new school supplies for children in need, and holiday programs providing groceries for a traditional Thanksgiving meal and gifts and toys for children, teens and seniors at Christmas, and more.
Volunteers and Donors make it happen….
Without the many hours of volunteers and the generous donations of those throughout the community, ACO would not exist. It takes all of us working together to help our neighbors and friends rebuild. Collections of everything from toothpaste to diapers to laundry detergent are gathered with kindness by school children, church groups and community leaders and made available at ACO’s office for those families in need of the basic necessities. Donations large and small from our community stay in our communities.