Emmaus House Celebrates the Holidays with the Residents of 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 Charlotte Cameron and she will send you a brochure with descriptions and ways to help. Contact Charlotte Cameron at 404-525-5948, ext. 22, or charlottecameron@emmaushouse.org.

Thanksgiving at Home
Emmaus House provides 350 families with a turkey, side items, and fresh greens, allowing each family to prepare and enjoy a meal in their own home.

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 350 turkeys. Bags are due by Nov. 20 by 1:00 p.m.

Contact Adam Seeley at 404-525-5948, ext. 27, or  adamseeley@emmaushouse.org.


Christmas in Peoplestown - Saturday, December 3rd
Emmaus House partners with The Study Hall and McDevitt Center for a fellowship gathering and tree lighting in Peoplestown.

How you can help:
·    Dress up in holiday hats and clothes.
·    Help lead the Christmas carol singing.
·    Help with setup (3:00 pm).
·    Bring your family and friends and celebrate the season with residents of Peoplestown.

Contact Charlotte Cameron at 404-525-5948, ext. 22, or charlottecameron@emmaushouse.org.


Peoplestown 555 Senior Luncheon
Our 555 Seniors group celebrates Christmas with lunch, music and a visit from Santa and his elves! The 2016 luncheon will be hosted by Church of the Holy Innocents’.

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

Contact Charlotte Cameron at 404-525-5948, ext. 22, or charlottecameron@emmaushouse.org.


Grandparents Party
Community grandparents raising grandchildren are invited to take the night off and join us for dinner, singing and a raffle.

How you can help:
·    Donate $10 gift cards
·    Donate raffle items (towels sets, dishes, small appliances, gloves, XXL jackets, etc.)

Contact Charlotte Cameron at 404-525-5948, ext. 22, or charlottecameron@emmaushouse.org.


Secret Santa Shop – December 17
This is an activity of the Emmaus House Chapel. Children buy gifts for their parents, grandparents and family members. Volunteers help shop and gift wrap.

How you can help:
·    Donate small items (new or 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.


Children’s Christmas Festival – December 24
Santa and Mrs. Claus come to Emmaus House and distribute gifts to 900+ children.

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 16 and December 23.
·    Help sort, stack and wrap Christmas gifts at Emmaus House after December 16th.
·    Volunteer to help Santa & Mrs. Clause on December 24th.
·    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.