Tri-State Alliance Chrismas Project
Every December, First Pres partners with the Tri-State Alliance to provide Christmas gifts and grocery store gift cards to families throughout the tri-state area that are affected by HIV/AIDS. Families submit their Christmas “wish lists” to Tri-State Alliance. These “wish lists” are not for grand gifts, but for what most of us would call “basic needs.” Members and friends at First Pres take a wish or two and turn it into reality. The wrapped Christmas gifts are delivered to the families by Tri-State Alliance. Financial donations from church members help with the purchase of grocery gift cards. First Pres volunteers wrap gifts for tips at Barnes and Noble Book Store in the weeks before Christmas. These tips are also used to buy grocery gift cards.