The Christmas season is filled with holiday cheer and festivities. NewChurch Live seeks to offer support, care and connection to others in all things we do. This Christmas we will be supporting children once again through Gemma services and their holiday wish list program. In this episode Pastor Chuck interviews Amanda Bryant, senior development officer at Gemma services, or as the children call her, head “elf” in Santa’s workshop.
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In this Episode
We explore Gemma services and what they do for children, youth, and families. How they support the emotional and behavioral challenges of families through their 3 core programs. How Amanda serves in her role as senior development officer coordinating volunteers and supporting the gifts-in-kind program and their capstone event each year culminating in donating gifts to over 250 children allowing them to feel the magic of Christmas.
Key takeaways from this episode include
Why she feels as though her role is one of the most important in helping children feel loved and cared for. How Amanda experiences “the better angels of our nature” and where she sees that in other people. Amanda’s best day of work.
“When they wake up Christmas morning they experience...that they are loved and that there are gifts waiting for them”