This year the Port Huron Parks and Recreation Department will be working with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and PCC Community Services to support foster families and low-income families in St. Clair County through child-specific Christmas gift donations.
Michigan has approximately 13,700 children in foster care.
Those interested in helping with the cause can visit the Recreation Department to pick up a child assignment and gift bag. The child assignment will include the child’s age and wish list of items they hope to receive. Gift bags are $1 each to offset the cost of the bag.
The gift drive is now open and bags must be returned to Palmer Park full of purchases by December 3 so gifts can be delivered in time for Christmas.
The Recreation Department is located at 2829 Armour Street, Port Huron, MI. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and it has extended hours on select Wednesdays and Thursdays. For more information call the department at 810-984-9760.
In the past the Port Huron Parks and Recreation collaborated with Adopt a Platoon to host a Stockings for Soldiers drive. Adopt a Platoon is no longer able to accept gift and personal care items due to safety precautions. Due to this change our Stockings for Soldiers program is unfortunately unable to continue. To replace the Stockings for Soldiers drive, the department is doing the gift drive for foster children. Adopt a Platoon are continuing efforts through acceptance of financial donations online atwww.adoptaplatoon.org.
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