On Saturday, Dec. 10, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived to The United Methodist Children’s Home for our annual Christmas event to celebrate the holidays with the families and children we serve. More than 300 foster families, family housing residents, volunteers and staff joined together to celebrate Christmas at The Children’s Home. Most importantly, your generous love, support, gifts, and donations helped make Christmas wishes come true for our families and children.
- 57 families participated in this year’s Christmas shopping event
- Over 90 volunteers contributed countless hours of service on Saturday
- 145 children took keepsake portraits with Santa and Mrs. Claus
As we celebrate this season of giving with our loved ones, the need for loving foster families has never been greater. There are more than 13,000 foster children in the state of Georgia this Christmas. Please consider opening your home to a child in need or making a tax-deductible gift this holiday season.
View our 2016 photo gallery
Photo credits: Melanie Jones and John Haugaard
Children’s Home Foster Care programs at a glance
The Children’s Home has served more than 100 foster care children and youth in 2016 the Foster Care, Transitional and Independent Living programs, and our programs continue to help more youth for longer periods of time.
How you can help:
Help us recruit new foster parents. Spread the word to your friends and community that compassionate and nurturing foster families are needed.
Consider becoming a foster parent. Attend one of our informational meetings to learn more. IMPACT training, which is required for anyone wishing to foster or adopt through the State Foster Care System, is currently offered free of charge in our Decatur and Gainesville offices.