Local churches in Portland, large and small, worked with schools, Portland C.A.R.E.S, Hands of Hope, and other non-profits to see that no family was left out during the Christmas season. Each group did what they could to show the love of Christ.
Mitchellville General Baptist Church worked with C.A.R.E.S. to get the names of several families that needed some help. The church members shopped for the children; and after one Wednesday night service, several members stayed and wrapped the gifts which were later distributed to the families.