Northern Moore Family Resource Center hosts Santa’s Workshop-
This year marks the fourth annual Santa’s Workshop created by Clare Ruggles, Director of the Northern Moore Family Resource Center. Starting in October letters were sent to parents saying they wanted to “lend a helping hand at Christmas.” Parents filled out a form listing every child in the home, their ages, sex, and clothing sizes. Once the letters returned to NMFRC, members got a total count of children then provided local organizations with a list of children’s sex and sizes. Community partners from all over Moore County joined in to help fill needs with clothing and toys. Once all donations were in the items were unpacked and the office was turned into a store. Each family was assigned a shopping time and when they arrived they were paired with a volunteer who helped them shop. Parents were able to choose a shirt, pair of pants, and a pair of shoes for each of their children along with two toys and a book for each child as well.
Since December marks our 30th anniversary here at Central Security Systems, we wanted to keep with the 30 theme so we provided NMFRC with 30 new coats in various sizes, 30 new warm hats, and 30 pairs of gloves for the Santa’s Workshop. We also conducted a coat drive and with all the wonderful donations of our staff and wonderful customers and friends, we were able to donate a total of 212 warm items to the Northern Moore Family Resource Center. This year because of the wonderful donations from all Moore County organizations who participated, NMFRC was able to provide 567 children with warm clothing and Christmas gifts.
Without all the partners Santa’s workshop would not have been possible. A special thanks to all the NMFRC board members who give their time year round through programs such as after school programs, summer camps, the Individual Development Account program, and the Little Free Library program. Thanks to the generosity of so many people in Moore County, these deserving children will have a very merry Christmas.