Christmas Sharing


In the 51st year of the Christmas Sharing season, we pray you can open your hearts by taking a small step towards ending systemic poverty. The executive board of Christmas Sharing had a unanimous vote to alter our program this year. First Pres, along with seven other area churches, will be supplying food purchased from the NIFB and purchasing Walmart gift cards for each family in the program. No used goods will be accepted this year.


This year we set a lofty goal to raise $15,000 for Christmas Sharing gift cards and food. In reality, our church is this generous every year! Over the last 10 years, First Pres has raised this much purchasing food, toys, gift cards and necessities. Today, we still need $5,000 of our goal which would allow us to give $100 gift cards to each family. Please help if you are able.


Our congregation has demonstrated time after time how strong we are when we serve together by helping those less fortunate in our own community. Please join together with us once again by donating necessary funds to support local families. All donations will be given without the guest leaving their car to minimize contact. You may give online or mail a check to First Pres Wheaton with Christmas Sharing in the memo. Your generosity is such a gift to the families in our own community!


Email Sharon Carroll for any questions.



– Sharon Carroll and Tanya Downing, Christmas Sharing Coordinators

"There’s no judgment and I have complete support. First Pres is my safe place."

Alex I.