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Merry Christmas

santaWe’re happy to let you know that we’re on track for a successful program this year. At one point, the uncertainties of COVID-19 forced us to face the possibility of canceling our Christmas Day event.

 

For Christmas Day, we have worked with ally churches, other groups, and health officials, to plan an event that will provide masks, maintain social distancing, and practice other safety measures for the protection of all our guests and volunteers.  It will be very different, but we will preserve the spirit and 35-year commitment to our neighbors in need.

 

santaBecause we can’t safely accommodate guests in the church and we can’t assure volunteer-made meals are safe, this year we’ll have three, licensed, professionally-run food trucks cooking and serving full meals in the church parking lot. 

Due to the outdoor setting and safety precautions, we cannot offer toys and gifts, but we will distribute personal toiletry/hygiene packets to our guests.



Our Other Ministries

Bethlehem on Broad Street, which started as a Christmas Day dinner is now providing assistance in other ways as well by sponsoring Project Help Christmas Clothing Ministry which is held in advance of Christmas (this year on Dec 12th) and the Christmas Food Basket Program which is held at Broad Street United Methodist Church--also held on December 12th this year. 

What can I do?

Bethlehem on Broad Street normally relies on about 1,000 volunteers to carry out all the events. This year, volunteers are urged to consider making a generous donation. A smaller crew, outdoors, will be needed on Christmas day. To volunteer, sign up here.

To Donate

Cash donations are especially important this year. PLEASE DONATE HERE. Please be sure to specify B.O.B.S. in the pull-down menu. Thank You.