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Impact Statement

Because of the generosity of our donors in 2020 we were able to partner with more than 35 area organizations to touch the lives of 6,964 children and 4,750 families. We rose to meet the challenge of a COVID world by adapting our current programs and adding new initiatives as needed.

This past year, the 206 members of the Christ Child Society of Fort Wayne volunteered 8,901 hours that made the following impact on our community:

602Layettes (Newborn Essentials) Distributed
2,429New Coats Distributed
2,325Crib Club Visits
1,154COVID-19 Masks Made
2,257Books Donated
341Backpacks Provided
66,200Diapers Given Out

Thank you for your generosity, prayers, and support. We are truly grateful for your commitment to help us serve the under-resourced, in-crisis, and at-risk children in the Fort Wayne area.

As the case manager and the staff that welcomes families into the shelter, I see the stress and fear in the families’ eyes when they first arrive to our shelter. The “My Stuff” Backpacks provided by the Christ Child Society offer a distraction for the children during this scary time. Instead of focusing on the fears of their situation they are distracted by discovering all the different items in their new backpack. There are lots of “look what I got”, “you mean this is mine? I get to keep it? I don’t have to share?” I cannot express the appreciation I have for this program. The comfort it brings to the children is tremendous and it definitely makes a huge impact for these families and for our program.
Shirley York
Family Case Manager
Just Neigb Interfaith Homeless Network