The Greater Richmond ARC and Trinity United Methodist Church hosted a holiday party for children in ARC's Infant and Child Development Services (ICDS) program at the Church located at 903 Forest Avenue on Tuesday, December 13th.
This year's party was particularly exciting because of the amount of donations collected: over 300 new books and $170 in cash contributions.
"Because of the growth of the party over the past few years, we would be unable to love our kids this way without the help of Trinity United Methodist Church, their youth group and Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. We are so grateful to celebrate with our children through the community's generosity," said Lisa Cox, Director of ARC's Infant and Child Development Services (ICDS) program.
"Our annual Holiday Party gives families an opportunity to fellowship with other families in their same stage of life, celebrate the holidays together, and have a renewed sense that the community supports them as they raise and advocate for their child with special needs. Receiving something from Santa Clause is such a treat. We are happy to have Santa give each child a book, communicating the importance of learning through books, early on in their lives."
(Photo: officers of the Richmond area alumni chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, co-sponsors of ARC's Angel Tree)