Celebrate with us and Peoplestown

There are many ways to celebrate the holidays with Emmaus House and the residents of Peoplestown.

If you would like more information, please contact Ann Fowler at annfowler@emmaushouse.org, and she will send you a brochure with descriptions and ways to help.


Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving at Home

October–November ‣ Emmaus House believes celebrating the holidays together is an important factor in maintaining family ties. Each year, Emmaus House provides more than 300 families with provisions to celebrate Thanksgiving at home with a true feast.

How you can help:

  • Donate side items (we provide the shopping list and bag for you to put the groceries in)
  • Contribute to the cost of 300 turkeys. Bags are due by Friday, November 17 at 4:00 pm.

Contact Charlotte Cameron at (404) 525-5948, ext. 22, or charlottecameron@emmaushouse.org for more information.
 


Christmas

Peoplestown 555 Senior Luncheon

December 19, noon at the Rick McDevitt Center ‣ Our 555 Seniors group celebrates Christmas with lunch, music, and a visit from Santa and his elves.

How you can help: Donate gift cards (Kroger, Walmart, etc.)

Contact Charlotte Cameron at (404) 525-5948, ext. 22, or charlottecameron@emmaushouse.org for more information.
 

Grandparents Party

December 19, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Barach and Michelle Obama Academy ‣ Community grandparents raising grandchildren are invited to take the night off and join us for dinner, singing, and a raffle. Date

How you can help:

  • Donate $10 gift cards

  • Donate raffle items (towel sets, dishes, small appliances, gloves, XXL jackets, etc.)

  • Please deliver or arrange for donated items to be picked up by Monday, December 18th.

Contact Charlotte Cameron at (404) 525-5948, ext. 22, or charlottecameron@emmaushouse.org for more information.


Secret Santa Shop

Sunday, December 17 after the 10:30 Service This is an activity of the Emmaus House Chapel. Children buy gifts for their parents, grandparents, and family members. Volunteers help shop and wrap gift.

How you can help:

  • Donate small items (new or gently used) for the gift shop: scarves, slippers, socks, soap, shampoo, cologne, shaving cream, razors, gloves, billfolds, home items, small appliances, costume jewelry, and watches make great gifts.

  • Help children select and wrap gifts.

Contact Father Ricardo Bailey at (404) 525-5948, ext. 13, or ricardobailey@emmaushouse.org for more information.

 

Children’s Christmas Festival

Saturday, December 23, 8:00 am to 11:00 am ‣ Emmaus House believes Christmas is an opportunity to bring the community of Peoplestown together. The Christmas Eve Festival offers residents entertainment, food, fun, and a visit with Santa and his helpers for more than 800 children and their parents.

How you can help:

  • Create an “Angel Tree” for your parish, organization, or group of friends. Shop, collect, wrap (optional), and label toys. Gifts should be delivered between December 15 and December 22.

  • Help sort, stack, and wrap Christmas gifts at Emmaus House after December 15.

  • Volunteer to help Santa and Mrs. Claus on December 23.

  • No time to shop? Send a donation to Emmaus House or donate online HERE, and we will shop for you.


Contact Charlotte Cameron at (404) 525-5948, ext. 22, or charlottecameron@emmaushouse.org for more information.