The Elf Project for A Child's Christmas
Taking back Christmas one child at a time in the Knoxville, TN area.
The Elf Project
c/o Sandra McEntire
PO Box 151
Lenoir City, TN 37771
The Elf Project for A Child's Christmas is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to taking back Christmas by providing Christmas presents for those who most need them in the Knoxville, TN area! Founded by Director Sandra McEntire in 2003, and growing slowly but steadily, often simply by word of mouth, we have been primarily serving Knox and Anderson County families. In 2012 we provided assistance to 292 children. We are able to do this by accepting donations, and enabling shopper/donors or shopper/volunteers to assist those parents in need of help.
It doesn't take much. We only ask for a commitment of $50 per child and/or about an hour of time to meet and shop with a parent. That $50 is the difference between Christmas and no Christmas for many. Applicants are recommended by Knoxville area pastors, community service organizations such as The Compassion Coalition and The Community Chest, and government funded organizations such as Head Start and Families First.
How is The Elf Project different from other charities?
You know exactly where your money is going, 100%
You get to know the individuals you and your money will help.
You get to participate personally in the charitable effort to help others.
You escape the marketing, merchandising, and materialism of the season.
You help a family have a real Christmas evening or morning.
You keep the true meaning of Christmas alive by your generosity.
You will live the gift of giving and receive a great gift in return.
Partners and supporters for 2013:
John XXIII Catholic University Parish
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See our Comments page for first-hand accounts of shopping.
Elf Project in the News!! Click on the link:
Thank you WBIR and Alive at 5 at 4 for your story on Monday November 29th about The Elf Project. See local celebrity LaSaundra Brown interview Director Sandra McEntire, and follow Becky and Kevin Hils as they help Peggy Elliott shop.
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Knoxville News Sentinel, Dec. 17, 2008: