AUGUSTA, Georgia (WJBF) – The holiday season is difficult for families who may not have a home or stable income.
“Some of these kids don’t have much Christmas and they don’t even have their own bedroom,” said Bridge Ministry children’s officer Ashley Hall.
That’s why The Bridge Ministry is bringing a little Christmas cheer to homeless children and their families this Christmas season.
“It’s such a joy to see the children entertain. They have so many expressions of joy and they’re also very grateful,” Hall said.
Even during a pandemic, donations poured in.
“This year we are a bit shocked and amazed because some years ago we didn’t know if we would have enough and now we are coming out of a COVID year and now we just have abundance,” Bridge Ministry the pastor says Roger Gardner.
A volunteer collected two thousand dollars worth of toys to donate.
“I think it really helps them in a special way, especially giving them toys,” said Joel Crabtree.
Pastor Gardner hopes the children will walk away with not just gifts, but something more lasting.
“I believe not just for the child who may not have a home, but for every child that comes, that what they’re really going to feel is not just the gift, but the love.”