The Marshall County Christmas Coalition is looking for sponsors for more than 1,500 children who need help with Christmas gifts. Sign-ups for Christmas help were held in September.

"The Christmas Coalition would like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers who helped during our September sign-ups this year," the group said in a statement. "Christmas Coalition has received applications for over 1,500 children for sponsorship during the 2020 season. As we all know, 2020 has been a year of struggles for many with COVID-19 affecting families, schools and businesses. We feel sure that there will be additional people who will have a crisis before Christmas and need help. MCCC expects this year’s total number to increase beyond the applications already received and we need your help!"

 Sponsoring a child can be done as a group project or by an individual. All sponsors are appreciated and make a huge difference in the life of a child. 

All applicants have been screened so their need for assistance has been established and verified, the Coalition statement said.

 Individuals, businesses, civic clubs and churches can sponsor a child or several children. Sponsors are encouraged to shop for their child/children themselves. The board suggests that sponsors spend at least $100 per child for those 0-12 years and $125 per child for those 13 and up. Please try to keep items even for those in the same family. If this is not possible, they can send a monetary donation and a Christmas Coalition volunteer will shop for the gifts.

Donations may also be made as a gift in honor or memory of someone. 

Tax deductible donations can be sent to: 

Marshall County Christmas Coalition

P.O. Box 71 

Guntersville, AL 35976

Or visit 

For additional information, visit the website at or call the Marshall County Christmas Coalition office at 256-582-9998.


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