The holiday's are not the most wonderful time for a lot of people, this year especially thanks to the coronavirus. Money is tight, and if you are not working - buying gifts for your kids may not be an option.

You are not alone. A lot of families are struggling, but there is no reason your children have to go without presents this Christmas. Now until Friday, October 23rd, you can register for a helping hand from Catholic Charities. Registration is taking place this week at the North End Soup Kitchen, from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM daily. If you would like to register, please bring the following items,

  • Your Michigan ID or Driver's License
  • Each child's Birth Certificate or DHS Verification Form

Any children you are requesting help for, must be 17 years of age, or younger. Gifts will be available for pick-up at the North End Soup Kitchen on the following days,

  • Friday, December 18th, between 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 19th, between, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

I can't imagine having to tell a child that Santa Claus is not coming to their house. How is a kid supposed to understand that? Why would Santa Claus skip them? I am thankful that Catholic Charities are able to help these families in need.

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The North End Soup Kitchen is located at 735 East Stewart Avenue in Flint. For additional information, call (810) 785-6911.

Here is to no child going without this Christmas.