Santa Came to Town, courtesy of Oma’s Heart

In 2 days in early December, Oma’s Heart had the pleasure of welcoming close to 500 families who needed some help to provide gifts for their children this Christmas.

Santa Came to Town, courtesy of Oma’s HeartSanta Came to Town, courtesy of Oma’s Heart

Families brought their children to North Ft Myers High School where the kids got to spend time with volunteers playing, while elves escorted parents and grandparents through an opportunity to shop for the kids, and where they could wrap all their gifts. Families were also given the opportunity for volunteers to pray with them, if they wanted. 

Santa Came to Town, courtesy of Oma’s Heart

It was a full year of preparation, but for all involved, the time spent with the families over that weekend was an incredible way to kick off the Christmas season. It was magical!

Santa Came to Town, courtesy of Oma’s HeartSanta Came to Town, courtesy of Oma’s Heart

Special thanks go to the Board of Directors at Oma’s Heart, (Carly Burch, Christian Burch, Diane Bethea, Jenny Schmelz and Michelle Wyatt) along with the Outside Agency Chair Margaret Lincoln.  Without their help, none of this would be able to happen each year.  Thanks also to the roughly 100 regular volunteers, students from North Ft Myers High School, Interact Club, ROTC, Key Club, Clothes Mentor and the NFM High School Choir for all their help.