Christmas Kindness is an annual PRUMC Local Outreach ministry that offers a dignified way for Atlantans in need to share the joy of Christmas with their families. Every December PRUMC volunteers serve more than 2,000 people from Atlanta-area ministries and agencies during the five-day Christmas Kindness event.
The PRUMC Local Outreach team works with our community partners to identify Christmas Kindness clients who would otherwise not have a material Christmas, and who are not receiving assistance from another holiday outreach program. At the Christmas Kindness Shop, PRUMC volunteers welcome clients into the hospitality suite and treat them with the dignity of a personal shopping client in a department store. Parents choose from a selection of new coats for each family member, as well as a new appliance for their family to share and new toys to give to each of their children, thereby reinforcing the parent-child relationship. Individuals from area shelters and housing agencies shop for basic necessities such as coats and toiletries for their own use. PRUMC volunteers are present to take prayer requests and to pray with clients if needed.