Thanks for the Memories

So many generous folks worked together this year to make sure our children have wonderful Christmas memories that will last a lifetime.

Fun and games at Christmas |

Home Parents Josh and Brittany McCaskey were new last year at Christmas time. They share their first-time perspective:

Dad helps her pick the perfect Christmas tree |
Dad Josh helped children pick a perfect tree for The Petersheim Home.

We continue to tell people that ‘Christmas is insane’ here…in a good way! The amount of gifts the kids get make them feel so loved! I loved hearing, ‘Oh my gosh, I’ve wanted this for my entire life!’ We heard that from three different kids at the Burnam Christmas Party this weekend.

Last year, arriving at our staff Christmas party and walking into the rooms where all of the gifts were wrapped and ready for us to pick up and take home was so overwhelming!

It really shows how much the community steps up for these kids. We have three children in our home who were also here last year, and they remember in great detail how much fun last year’s Christmas was. It makes them feel very special.

~~Josh McCaskey, Home Parent in The Petersheim Home
Gifts await the children at the Burnam’s Christmas Party for Coyote Hill

Thank you to the countless families and individuals who have made monetary donations, fulfilled children’s and homes’ wish lists and volunteered their time wrapping gifts and helping us prepare for the Holiday Season. Many thanks, also, to the churches, organizations and businesses who helped create wonderful Christmas memories:

  • The Crossing – Equipping the Saints
  • Shelter Insurance Company – Records Department
  • Veterans United – Women in Leadership
  • MU College of Education (Epsilon Psi)
  • Hallsville Optimist Club
  • Columbia Insurance Group
  • Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Orscheln Farm & Home – Columbia South Store
  • Rockbridge High School – Key Club
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Fairview Elementary – Kindergarten Classes
  • Boone County Republicans – Missouri
  • Broadway Christian Church
  • Division D
  • Memorial Baptist Church – Sunday School Class
  • MU Therapy Services
  • Capital Paving & Construction
  • JC Landscaping LLC
  • Ridin’ Like You Stole It
  • Thrive Coffee & Creamery
  • LifeLine Band
  • GP M.A.D.E. Foundation
  • The Burnam Family
  • Woodlandville United Methodist Church
  • Woodworkers Club
Advent reading in The Petersheim Home |
Advent reading in The Petersheim Home

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