It is the mission of Marybell's Christmas to provide to the poor and underpriviledged children from the Dalhart, Texas area physically or mentally stimulating gifts at Christmas or other appropriate times of the year. Marybell's Christmas will also give gifts to hospitals, foster homes, and organizations for the benefit of children in their care.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
A Couple of 2009 Statistics
About 700 toys were given away in 2009.
Over 200 volunteers helped with Mary Bells in 2009.
Marybell’s Christmas was a brainstorm in memory of a very special grandmother that was laid to rest at the same time as an unexpected windfall was received. So… a group of generous members of our community banned together and decided Santa needed some help bringing joy to the deserving children of Dalhart. Santa’s helpers purchase bicycles, basketball goals, game tables, dolls, and other toys to be given at Christmas time. The event is held the Sunday before Christmas . With the help of volunteers over 650 toys are given away. The doors open at 1:00 pm and the giveaway begins at 2:00 pm. While waiting in line the children hear the Christmas story, eat cookies, and drink hot chocolate. They listen to a local group sing Christmas carols. A good time is enjoyed by all.
Donations are welcome. Checks or money orders may be sent to: Marybell’s Christmas for Kids PO Box 411 Dalhart,Texas 79022
If you would like to donate new bicycles or other toys please contact one of the people listed in the contact information.
806-244-6386 Chase Graham 806-244-2532 Kurtis Thomas 806-333-5064 Sherry Steffen