High-school volunteers organize gifts for four shelters.
For 18 years, needy families in the area have enjoyed gifts for the holiday season thanks to The Wish List Project. In 2016, eight charities and 450 individuals, who otherwise may not have had anything, received gifts from their “Wish List” purchased by the generous people of Great Falls and beyond. This year, The Wish List Project continues to partner with Fairfax County Foster Care Teens, Second Story (formerly The Alternative House), Shelter House (formerly Artemis Domestic Abuse Shelter), and needy families identified by school counselors at Buzz Aldrin, Herndon and Hutchison Elementary Schools.
Organizers Christie Schumadine and Lissa Perez have made it easy for the community to get involved.
At WishListAngels.com, gift givers can link to the full “Wish List” and choose an individual or family to help. Gifts must be purchased and delivered no later than Saturday, Dec. 9. Join in on The Wish List Project motto: “You can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Together we will make a difference in the lives of those in need!”