Summit Christian Center distributed more than 1,800 gifts to children in child protective custody in Bexar County during a drive-thru Christmas celebration on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020 on the grounds of the congregation.
As part of the holiday fun, children drove by Santa’s Workshop and waved to Santa, passed through a snowman bubble land, and received a goodie bag with candy and small toys along with their Christmas gift.
“It has been our great joy at Summit Christian Center to provide gifts to every child in Bexar County Child Protective Services since 2008,” said Pastor Rick Godwin. “These kids deserve a Merry Christmas. Our hope is that they know they matter, and that God loves them.”
What’s special about this event, Godwin added, is that the children got to make a “wish list,” and received a gift that is meaningful to them. For most of these children, it is the only Christmas they will have.
Leticia Lozano, Bexar County Conservatorship Program administrator, said they have been partnering with Summit Christian Center for several years to bring holiday cheer to “our children in foster care,” adding that “this has been an immense blessing for our families, as our children are sponsored by such a caring community that often grants every single item on their wish list. We cannot thank the church enough for what they do for our children; we only pray that their blessings are multiplied for their graciousness.”