The holiday season is often considered a fun and exciting time of year, however; it can also be a struggle for many.
For years, one local church has reached out to the community in an effort to help make Christmas brighter for those in need. The Bethlehem Apostolic Temple will be hosting their annual Christmas basket giveaway on Saturday starting at 10 a.m.
It will be held at the North Wheeling Community Dream Center and they are still looking for donations. They will be giving away everything from food, to clothes and this year they’re adding something new for the kids, “We are hoping that we can give each child at least 2 or 3 toys. We hope to do more but enough that we put a smile on their face and hopefully, we hope to express the love of God and to let them know there is hope and that there are people in this community that care,” said Reverend Darrell Cummings, Pastor of Bethlehem Apostolic Temple.
Children must be present to receive toys. Medical professionals will also be on hand to provide health screenings and answer questions.
You can help by dropping off can goods or toys at the Bethlehem Temple. Monetary donations can be made at Adopt-A-Family at any WesBanco Bank.