Christmas Angels Ministry
The Christmas Angels Gift Ministry is an annual charitable ministry designed to help our Haywood County families who have school age children and who need assistance for acquiring holiday gifts for their family. Every year in October families are brought to us through the Haywood County School system, Head Start and Haywood County's two soup kitchens to register their needs. Haywood County schools is the lead agency for all Christmas gift programs and screens each application. Early in the school year school counselors send a letter home with the students addressed to parents that mentions if they need help on Christmas purchasing presents, to contact the counselor. Those requests are then sent to the counselor in charge of holiday assistance for the county who sends out flyers listing the organizations in the county that provide assistance. Longs Chapel is one of three that do this. We give gifts to ALL children in a household, from birth to 17.