Each year our Toys from the Heart program provides Christmas to a growing number of children that are “homeless” or families going through difficulties that would otherwise not know the joy of Christmas.
Each year Shepherd's Heart provides Christmas to children that are officially "homeless" according to Waco ISD and other schools with whom we partner. Waco ISD typically has 1,300 to 1,500 children who are officially homeless. While there are other toy programs in the community this was an area of unmet need. The children we assist do not qualify for the other programs in the community. Last year we provided Christmas to 1,020 children.
Each year this has been accomplished through a cooperative effort of getting churches, businesses and individuals involved in donating toys or other resources to contribute to the success of the program.
We will provide additional information as we get closer to the Christmas Season.