Lake Christian Ministries’ holiday plans for children in need are now underway.

Each year, volunteers work to make Christmas a joy-filled time of year for children who may not be able to receive new clothes or toys. A Child’s Christmas is for children who live in homes where finances are often not enough to pay bills and never enough to buy new clothes or gifts. LCM asks parents what sizes and types of clothing each child needs, as well as what things their children want for Christmas. Last year, 350 children received gifts, toys and hope through this program.

The program benefits from community collaboration as many businesses and churches work with LCM to supply clothing and gifts by hosting angel trees or holding toy drives.

To help children in need, purchase a new toy and drop it off at one of the collection locations shown below or stop by one of LCM’s angel tree partners and purchase clothes or toys listed on the gift tag provided with information on each child. Cash donations are also accepted via mail to LCM, P.O. Box 695, Moneta, VA 24121 with “Children’s Programs” in the memo.

Toy collection boxes can be found:

• SML Visitors Center

• Moosie’s

• SML Coffee House

• Moneta Farm and Home Center

• Dollar General, Moneta, Westlake and Scruggs

• Moneta/SML Library and Westlake Library

• Affordable Home Outlet

• Red Rock Store

• Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina

• Jake’s Place

• Foster Fuels, Huddleston

• Mama Ann’s Gifts & Goodies (formerly The General Store)

• Capps Home Building Center

• Hot Shots Family Fun Center

• Westlake Automotive

Angel trees can be found at:

• Bethlehem United Methodist Church

• Resurrection Catholic Church

• Patmos United Methodist Church

• Moneta Athletic Club

• Moneta and Huddleston post offices

• Morgans Baptist Church

• Mariners Landing

• Trinity Ecumenical Parish

• Epworth United Methodist Church

• Franklin County Family YMCA SML location

• American National Bank

• The Blackwater Cafe

• Carilion Wellness Westlake

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