Holiday Assistance



October: Neighbors signing up for Christmas family sponsorship and Christmas toy store
November 22-24: Need volunteers for food prep & deliveries, desserts, and financial donations for Thanksgiving Meal
Nov & Dec: Need sponsors for Christmas pairings, new and gently used toys, games and gift items for children birth to seniors in high school (especially teens, gift cards are great if you can’t think of age appropriate items)
December 5-8: Need volunteers to help with 3 parties for children to “shop” for a gift for their parents/guardians…also any gift items or financial donations to help would be great!
December 15-17: Need volunteers for Christmas toy store

-New and gently used toys (unwrapped) – we tend to have a SHORTAGE of teen boy and teen girl new and gently used gifts,but we need gifts for all ages
-Gift Cards
-children and teen books
-monetary donations that will be used to purchase toys
-baskets (for volunteers to fill)

Christmas Toy Store sign-ups:

Monday, October  17
Wednesday, October 19
Monday, October 24
Wednesday, October 26

ALL days are from 8am-10am

You MUST bring:
1. social security cards for all household members
2. picture ID for parents in the household
3. copy of children’s birth certificate

*If you have signed up at another organization, you cannot sign up here
(Your information will be checked through all other organizations offering Christmas assistance. If you are found on another list, you will be eliminated from our Christmas Toy Store list)

**NO Children allowed on sign up days, NO EXCEPTIONS


Neighborhood Christian Center’s Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program

Interested in helping a struggling family for Christmas? It is hard to believe but Christmas is almost here, and it is time for us to begin pairing families who are in need of Christmas assistance. If you, your club, business or church group would like to sponsor a family this Christmas season, simply complete and return the form below in the enclosed envelope. In a few weeks you will receive detailed information on the family chosen for you or you may come to the Center and choose your own family from our list of families needing assistance. If you have any questions, please call the Neighborhood Christian Center at (256) 351-7633 or email

Name of Sponsor (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Home Phone (required)

Your Cell Phone (required)

Your Address (required)

City (required)

State (required)

Zip (required)

Size of family

Can you provide basic items needed for Christmas meal (yes or no)

Would you like to help a college student (yes or no)

If you would like to make a donation for gift certificates, please click Donate to make a donation

Additional Comments

Christmas around the Center





A Blessed Thanksgiving Day

Thank you for making Thanksgiving Day special for those in need of food and fellowship. Through a community-wide effort, more than 350 volunteers decorated tables, made placemats, provided desserts, prepped and cooked a Thanksgiving Meal at Austinville and St. Luke’s UMC, which was hosted at Austinville UMC. On Thanksgiving Day, 24 churches and organizations showed up to deliver and serve around 1,150 meals to those in need throughout this community. We are beyond blessed to have such a generous and loving community who so graciously comes together as “One in the Body of Christ” to serve those in need during the Holidays, which can be a sad time for so many. St. Andrews Presbyterian Church provided all the Thanksgiving ingredients for 15 households so they could cook for their own families on Thanksgiving Day. To God Be The Glory, Great Things He Hath Done!

Matthew 25:36-40—”For I was hungry and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. I was naked and you clothed me. I was sick and you visited me. I was in prison and you came to me”…And the King will answer them, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”