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News Community Black Mountain Children’s Home seeking Santas

Santa Claus makes a personal visit to Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families each holiday season. He needs the help of donors and volunteers to ensure that each child in care has the best Christmas possible.Youngsters at Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth and Families come from situations of abuse, abandonment and neglect where they haven’t been able to count on a happy Christmas. But while they are in care, their house parents and other staff strive to make sure their holidays are full of engaging activities, plenty of holiday treats and Christmas wishes come true.

Black Mountain Children’s Home seeking SantasYoungsters at Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth and Families come from situations of abuse, abandonment and neglect where they haven’t been able to count on a happy Christmas. But while they are in care, their house parents and other staff strive to make sure their holidays are full of engaging activities, plenty of holiday treats and Christmas wishes come true.

Donors are needed to help supply the items listed on each child’s letter to Santa and to help fund special outings and activities for youth over the school break. Each child has created a list of up to seven items they hope Santa Claus will leave for them to find Christmas morning. Donors can take on one item, a full list or even a cottage to help make holiday dreams come true. Outings over the Christmas break may include bowling, ice skating, a trip to Fun Depot or other fun activities.

“Many of our youth really struggle at Christmas,” said BMH President Tom Campbell. “They wish they could be with their families even when that’s not the safest place for them. For the past several years donors have really stepped up to make Christmas special for our children.”

If you would like to help sponsor Christmas at Black Mountain Home, call Cheryl Campbell at (828)582-4814 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families has been caring for abandoned, abused, neglected and orphaned children in western North Carolina for more than a century. Begun by Presbyterian minister Robert Perry Smith in 1904 as Mountain Orphanage, the Home began its ministry taking in Appalachian children whose parents had died or disappeared. Today, the ministry serves youth from birth through college graduation through family foster care, residential care, transitional living and independent living. Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a public charity.

To learn more about BMH visit www.BlackMountainHome.org or call (828)686-3451.





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published: 10/18/2013
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