Project Angel Tree 2012…

 

Last week our entire GHID team packed into our cars and headed up to Vancouver, Washington to decorate The Lighthouse Church for this year’s Project Angel Tree event. After a few meetings with the organization’s co-founders, our design team was ready to delve right in and deck the space out in our Candyland – North Pole inspired theme.

Co-founders, Sid and Sheri Carter have been involved with the organization for some time now, most recently founding the Oregon and Washington chapters based in Vancouver, Washington. We have so enjoyed working alongside both Sid and Sheri to help with this cause. Not only have we developed a great partnership to help make Project Angel Tree a magical place for the kids to enjoy, but they’ve also become great friends of ours here at GHID.

We look forward to helping out with this event every year, and this year was no different. We had a blast doing what we love to do, for a cause we truly believe in.

Check out last year’s post:

What is Angel Tree?

Every child has a story, but for 1.7 million American children, that story is filled with the abandonment, loneliness, and shame that comes from having a mom or dad in prison. For many, it may also include following their parents down the same destructive road to incarceration.

With Angel Tree, we find ways to reach out to children by sharing Christ’s love with them at Christmas and by developing year-round relationships. In the end, it’s so much more than giving Christmas gifts – it’s about restoring families.

At The Lighthouse Church in Vancouver, WA, we not only give gifts to the children from the parent who is incarcerated, we also throw their families a big Christmas party. The gifts they receive from their imprisoned parent have the opportunity to show the child their parent loves them, even though they cannot be there. The importance of the gifts cannot be explained. We have watched children be overwhelmed by the most simplest of gifts because, “Their mom or dad remembered them.”

GHID Partners with Project Angel Tree

And let the decorating begin!

Project Angel Tree, Prison Fellowship Ministry

Before

Project Angel Tree hosted by The Lighthouse Church in Vancouver Washington

Lisa posing with the over-sized candycanes and lollipops

GHID Team Members Daniel & Grant help Vancouver, Washington Angel Tree organizer, Sid Carter string snowflakes

Angel Tree non-profit ministry

GHID Designers Alison and Lisa decorating the flock of trees around the stage

Project Angel Tree in Vancouver Washington

Angel Tree Dessert Table

Angel Tree ministry providing gifts for children with incarcerated parents

Gifts galore!

Project Angel Tree partners with Portland Oregon Interior Design Firm, Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

Project Angel Tree craft table

Angel Tree partners with Portland Interior Design Firm Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

Team GHID & Project Angel Tree (Vancouver, Washington Organizers) Sid & Sheri Carter

Photos of This Year’s Angel Tree Event:

Angel Tree Vancouver Washington

Children enjoying crafts

Angel Tree Vancouver Washington

During the event

Gift-Exchange

Each child is presented with a gift from their incarcerated parent – what a special, special gift and memory for each child present. The joy on the kids faces is what this event is all about!

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design partners with Angel Tree The Lighthouse Church

Project Angel Tree

Garrison Hullinger and his design team partner with Project Angel Tree

Project Angel Tree

Project Angel Tree parters with Garrison Hullinger Interior Design to decorate for their annual Christmas party

Project Angel Tree

Project Angel Tree at The Lighthouse Church in Vancouver Washington

Project Angel Tree

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design partners with Project Angel Tree in Vancouver Washington

Project Angel Tree

Santa Claus Came to Town!

Christmas Event in Vancouver Washington Project Angel Tree

Santa and Mrs. Claus showed up!

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design partners with Project Angel Tree

 

Volunteer with Project Angel Tree – The Lighthouse Church:

If you’d like to help in any way, please email to sidshericarter@msn.com. Volunteer opportunities as well as monetary donations are necessary to keep this event and non-profit going. Tax deductible donations can be made to The Lighthouse Church – Angel Tree, 7808 NE 94 Ave, Vancouver, WA, 98662.

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