Each holiday season, we make sure even the youngest residents of the National Home get to experience the joy of giving! In December, we transform the Community Center auditorium into Santa’s Shop, where children can select the perfect gifts for the important people in their lives. Here, they will find a wide variety of books, toys, games and other useful and fun items they can purchase for family members, teachers and friends, using credits they have earned through community service. Young people at the National Home take part in a variety of community service projects throughout the year, earning credits to spend at Santa’s Shop. Several young people (above) recently cleaned out a storage area in order to earn hours. Would you like to help stock the shelves of Santa’s Shop? We appreciate your donations of new items appropriate for all ages, particularly items that would be appropriate for children to give to adults – children love to give presents to grandparents, parents and other significant adults in their lives and are filled with pride to be able to do so. When mailing or dropping off packages, please indicate your gift is for Santa’s Shop. Please have all gifts to the National Home by Tuesday, December 13. Any items that remain after Santa’s Shop closes for the season will also be available to the children for birthdays, special events and in our incentive closet. To download an updated 2016 Santa Shop List click here.