This place is so cool! They help kids after school, kind of like the Boys and Girls Club. I got the privilege of helping with their Christmas party event. This was amazing!
I showed up and was given a table to help. The kids and their families came in and sat down and waited for the evening to begin. They got to eat a dinner together and hear a guest speaker as they ate. I really enjoyed getting to know the kids at my table and their family. They were so excited for Christmas!
After dinner was done the real fun started. Each kid got to pick a toy from the two sets of bleachers in the front of the gym. There were so many toys that got donated. As you can see in the pictures below the gifts ranged from build a bears, board games, basketballs, jewelry making kits, dolls, scooters, and so much more.
After that each family got a large bag of gifts that they had requested throughout the year for their families, if I remember correctly. They gave out a ton of bikes, too.
I was very happy to be a part of such a wonderful event. If you're looking for a place to help, the Dream Center accepts volunteers, and not just for this event!