Families are chosen from applications processed by case managers.
Applications are available now through Nov. 28th
Children are required to be present on the distribution date.
One year after Hurricane
Katrina some volunteers felt that it was time to end the toy room. I had
always piled toys on blankets in the middle of the floor. This allowed
children time to sit and play with toys before they chose the ones they
really wanted. Toys were strung with cording around the walls and piled
in the middle of the floor.
One morning a little girl was in the room
alone. We talked about the little white poodle she had under her arm. I
asked if she liked it and she said yes. She told me that she lost
“Candy” in the hurricane and that Candy was her poodle. At the tender
age of 6 she had learned what loss really felt like in a major way. I
could not give her the pet she had lost, but I would help her find
ownership again; something that she could hold on to. The little white
stuffed toy puddle was her start and her smile told the rest.
Tri-Coastal has kept a toy box from that
time until now.
Focused on financial literacy
development in children. We give children Santa dollars each year and
allow them the opportunity to chose unwrapped gifts with their dollars.
This method help a child to build self-esteem, confidence, decide how
much their dollar is worth and support a cause.
Outreach would like to thank all the donors that gave to make the “2011
On Wings of Doves” Christmas assistance program to smashing success.
Every year the program succeeds it’s previous number of children helped.
Over 500 little ones enjoyed a bright and exciting holiday because of
And, to our Volunteer Santa’s Helpers, I know how crazy your Christmas
holiday preparations are, that is why I so appreciated you taking the
time out to come to this years event and working so many tireless hours
to prepare for the big day and for helping children from all over select
gifts for themselves and their parents.
Thank you all for making it an amazing event.
Donors and Workers of the 2011 Christmas Event at Santa’s Village:
Oak Park Ministries, Channel 5 Big Toy Drive, June Murray, Patrick
McMillan, Celeste McMillan
Greer’s of Bayou La Batre, Angela Callaway, Kenneth Blackwell, LaTonya
Wells, Teresa Collins,
Kenneth Blackwell-Business Network INC, Jessica Murray, Macic INC,
Warren Farms of Grand Bay, Kimber Story Toys for Tots
Brenda Rice,Sessions Farms of Grand Bay,The Salvation Army
The Community Foundation of Southwest Alabama
Ellen LeBlanc, Darlene Williams,Anita Diamond ,Pastor Diamond
Pastor Rosa McKoy ,Charles Thompson
The Bayou Pharmacy, Michael Foster
Fred’s of Bayou La Batre
Suleena Foster ,Mary Allday, Zina McMillan ,Pamela Reed
We assist parents
with Christmas assistance every year.
Every year we host ON WINGS OF DOVES for needy children and in honor of
Rev. Coleman McKoy for his love of children.
How You Can Help.
We need donations of unwrapped gifts for children age (1 month to 16 yrs
Hand held Games
Girls Make-up Kits
*Basketballs, *Footballs, Soccer ball's
*Baby dolls, Soft Toys, Trucks
Radios', CD Players,
New Clothes, Shoes, Coats
gifts and or checks: 10520 Hwy 188, Grand Bay, Al 36541
For more information of how you can
help, please contact: Teresa Collins at 251-865-9731 or (e-mail)