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.



Christmas Kindness is Funded by Donation

Christmas Kindness is funded almost entirely by donations. It requires approximately $150,000 to extend the Christmas Kindness ministry to 2,100 people, and 90 percent of that budget comes from individual donations.

Your donation will provide:
$15 –  a child’s gift
$30 –  a child’s gift
$50 –  a small appliance
$100 –  four coats
$240 –  Christmas for one family of four
$1,000 – Christmas Kindness Ambassador

Each Christmas Kindness Client Receives…

Each Christmas Kindness client receives

  • A Bible
  • A new winter coat for each family member
  • Hats and gloves
  • One small appliance as appropriate
  • Two presents for each child in the family:
    One valued at $30 and one at $15
  • Bath and body kit for shelter clients
  • Complimentary gift-wrapping or supply of wrapping paper and bows
  • Warm, welcoming hospitality suite reception with home-made snacks, treats and drinks to enjoy before and after they shop
  • Prayer support as needed

Christmas Kindness serves families and individuals from over 20 agencies in the Atlanta area.  These agencies include both church-affiliated and unaffiliated local organizations.  The agencies Christmas Kindness serve are:

For more information on Christmas Kindness or PRUMC Local Outreach efforts, please contact Beth Spencer at 404.240.8234 or beths@prumc.org.

Christmas Kindness Outreach Program

Christmas Kindness at PRUMC

Christmas Kindness Toiletries

Christmas Kindness Treats

Christmas Kindness Volunteers