Nampa Helps Bring Joy to the World

April 10, 2016 | Joann Burnsed

That was the feeling that spread throughout the entire room at the Nampa Church Community Services' second annual Christmas Gift Giving event on Dec. 6, 2015. The parents of the recipient children were thrilled with the huge selection, according to age and gender, of toys, clothes, toiletries, gift cards, blankets, pillows and so much more. There were also candy canes and chocolate for the whole family.

Each family also received a new blanket or afghan donated by the Nampa Church family. Volunteers set up for the event the night before and, amid much gaiety and laughter, were amazed and surprised at the abundance of gifts donated with unselfish love. 

The doors opened at 9 a.m. to welcome the expectant parents. With Christmas music in the background and volunteers to help each person, everyone was able to pick out their gifts with comfort and ease. 

More than 60 families were served. Nampa members thank God for His continuing “favor” to this ministry and for the continued support of their church family.