The Elf Project for A Child's Christmas
Taking back Christmas one child at a time in the Knoxville, TN area.
Thank-you everyone for making 2011 a very successful year for The Elf Project! With the help of shoppers, donors, and donor-shoppers we helped buy Christmas for 298 children in the Knoxville area.
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.
How does it work? The Elf Project is dedicated to assisting those who have enough or more than enough to take back Christmas by helping those in need in Knox and Anderson Counties. Elf Project volunteers donate their time and/or financial resources and shop with a parent in need of assistance for his or her children. The Elf donor provides the money but the parent picks out the presents. It's a Christmas shopping trip where children and family are once again at the the center of Christmas.
Who can help? The Elf Project is completely volunteer-based. It relies on the time and financial resources of its donor/shoppers. 100% of your donation goes directly to the applicants. As a donor/shopper you actually see where your donation is going firsthand. We also accept financial gifts from individuals as well as corporate donors. Monetary donations of any size are welcome. To facilitate the disbursement of these funds, we welcome additional volunteer shoppers who will be reimbursed from donated funds after shopping with an applicant.
Partners and supporters for 2012:
John XXIII Catholic University Parish
Bearden Gospel Baptist Church
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See our Comments page for first-hand accounts of shopping in 2011.
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.
If you missed it, click:
Knoxville News Sentinel, Dec. 17, 2008: