WANTED: Secret Santa’s for Needy Families in Rutherford / Cannon Counties

Nov 12, 2020 at 02:00 pm by WGNS


MURFREESBORO, TN — “2020 has been a tough year for all of us—with layoffs, furloughs, and families unable to pay their bills and buy groceries,” said Child Advocacy Center Family Services Coordinator Jennifer Gamble.  She went on to state, “Tragically, there are parents and grandparents who have also learned their child was being sexually abused by someone they knew and trusted.  We have been taking calls from parents who are in tears because they know it will be impossible to provide their children with the magic of Christmas.”

Here’s where you come in if you would like to help... 

The Child Advocacy Center asks of those who have not been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic to consider becoming a Secret Santa to a needy family.  Helping a family in need during Christmas can work to enrich your holiday season in ways you cannot imagine.

Something as simple as becoming a Secret Santa helps the Rutherford and Cannon County communities in big ways.

3 Ways you can get involved this Holiday Season:

1. Become a Secret Santa to a needy family.  The Child Advocacy Center will provide you with the family’s wish list and you shop for gifts and provide gift cards for food.

2. Become a Secret Santa to a needy family by providing gift cards for the family to purchase food and gifts.  This is a great option for Secret Santa’s who want to avoid shopping during the pandemic.  

3. Sponsor the Child Advocacy Center by providing a special offering, in-kind contribution, or financial donation.  The pandemic has also been financially challenging for non-profit agencies.

“It is a simple process to get involved,” continued Gamble.  “Visit the Child Advocacy Center website at www.cacrutherford.org, fill out the Secret Santa sponsor form, and return it to us. “

The Child Advocacy Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency and contributions are tax deductible.  

Rutherford County:

Mail the Secret Santa form to 1040 Samsonite Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN  37129 or
Fax it to (615) 867-9585 or
Email it to Jennifer Gamble at jgamble@cacrutherford.org or
Call to sign up at (615) 867-9000

Cannon County:

Mail the Secret Santa form to 214 West Water Street, Woodbury, TN  37190 or
Fax it to (615) 563-9916 or
Email it to Amanda Hammond at ahammond@cannoncac.org or
Call to sign up at (615) 563-9915