Get Involved with the Holiday Exchange Program
EASS coordinates the exchange of gift and thanks giving in the Ephrata and Cocalico region. Churches, businesses, organizations and individuals provide items to families that EASS has signed up for the program. Those registering could be familiar to us or may come from the social workers in the schools. Gifting could include food and presents or one or the other.
For those interested in getting involved, the program works like this; Beginning in September we start signing up families wanting to be included in the Holiday Exchange program. The application asks for all pertinent demographic information as well as information on what the children might like to have Santa drop off on Christmas morning.
When you call for names or families we will give to you the actual hard copy application given to us by the applicant. We retain copies here in the office. With the application in hand you decide what, from the Wish List, you can purchase for the children and family. You don’t have to get everything on the list! We ask only that you let us know what you can do so that we may re-designate the family, if need be, to fill the gap.
It’s okay to call the family to discuss any questions you may have and to finally make arrangements to give the gifts to your Holiday family. We implemented this approach, you making the direct contact with the family in 2004 with outstanding results. Feedback from sponsors has been very positive.
If this is something that interests you call us at (717) 733-0345