On December 9, 2008, the Greater Richmond ARC hosted a holiday party for the children who participate in the organization's Infant and Child Development Services program, along with their parents and siblings, at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Richmond.
More than 175 people attended.
Forrest White, Trinity's director of youth ministry, thought the event may have had its largest turnout since the church first started hosting the event back in 2001. First Books-Greater Richmond donated a $500 gift card that supplied new books for the children, along with the local alumni chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha, which donated 50 brand new children's books for the event. Trinity provided the venue, food and games. "The partnership of these groups is extraordinary and we are proud to be able to host this event for our families," said Lisa Cox, ARC's ICDS director.