Holidays

Holidays

It is important to us that all of our children get the opportunity to celebrate holidays as if they were in a regular home. We couldn’t do this without the support of our donors and volunteers.

Sponsor a Party

To help make each holiday memorable, we try to have a corresponding party for our 42 children. To sponsor a party, we ask our donors to bring food for our children and staff and plan a fun activity. We would be more than happy to assist you with the party planning.

If you would like to sponsor a party, please contact Cat Pace at CPace@WhaleyChildren.org or 810-234-3603.

We also like to make sure our children have everything they need for each holiday. Below is a list of items we need to make a child’s holiday extra special.

New Year’s Eve
Party hats
Whistles
Snacks

Valentine’s Day
Valentines (32 per child)
Treats
Candy

Easter
Easter baskets
Egg dying kits
Candy
Plastic eggs
Easter meal supplies

St. Patrick’s Day
Green clothing
Green jewelry

Fourth of July
Food for a BBQ
Patriotic wear

Halloween
Costumes
Candy
Snacks
Participate in Trunk or Treat

Thanksgiving
Turkey
Thanksgiving sides

Christmas in July

Each year we have Christmas in July to help our children get everything they need for a fun summer. We have a sponsor a child program, to ensure that every child has a Christmas in July they will never forget.

We ask that you provide:

  • One or two items from the child’s wish list
  • Summer outfit
  • Pair of sandals
  • Beach towel
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • $50 for a summer activity such as Michigan’s Adventure, water parks or field trips

Christmas

There are a variety of ways to Participate at the Center around Christmas. You can do a toy drive, host a part, donate gift cars or sponsor a child.

Each year we ask that a child’s Christmas sponsor provides:

  • 3 items from the child’ wish list
  • 2 items from the child’s clothing list
  • A pair of shoes
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • A set of pajamas

To sponsor a child, please contact Cat Pace at CPace@WhaleyChildren.org or 810-234-3603.