Provide Christmas Celebrations
Each year, we celebrate Christmas with thousands of the poorest of the poor. These celebrations bring hope to the hopeless, build trust and cultivate relationships that Extreme Response has developed with people who have been forgotten by society.
This year ER is operating Christmas celebrations in Quito, Ecuador, Cape Town, South Africa, and Manila, Philippines. There are three ways you can help provide Christmas for the people we serve.
Join a Christmas Team: Christmas Outreach Teams serve with Extreme Response staff, partners and local volunteers by providing gifts, food, games, crafts, face painting and lots of hugs. We accept volunteers who are sponsored by their company, school or church, as well as those coming as individuals, all of whom form a single team serving under the Extreme Response leadership. Because of the intense schedule, with trips averaging 8-14 days, we require team members to be at least 16 years old and in good health. Click here for details on Christmas Teams.
Volunteer: We have a need for volunteers who can collect supplies to be shipped or hand-carried to the location of the celebrations. These include small gifts for children, school supplies and hygiene items.
Donate:It costs an average of about $20 per person for each celebration. Several thousand attend. This covers the cost of food, gifts, photos, crafts, games and more. Donor support is critical to ER’s ability to provide these celebrations and share the Christmas story. Click here and designate your gift “ER Christmas”.