Share the Will partners with Just Because Ministries to adopt at least 100 military families for Christmas through Operation Warrior Christmas.
Every year St. William Catholic Church (Just Because Ministries) in Round Rock matches needy families who do not qualify for Brown or Blue Santa with sponsors through Project Christmas. They partnered with Share the Will to include local veterans and their families. With the structure at Fort Hood, military families in dire need of a Christmas are not stationed at Fort Hood until early or mid-November - after the Just Because deadline for applications. Family names are provided by local VFWs, Heroes Night Out and churches in Killeen. Share the Will reaches out to partners in Williamson County for help, specifically Round Rock, Sun City and Georgetown.
Recipients of Operation Warrior Christmas include active duty, injured and military at Fort Hood. Sponsors may choose a family with one or a specific number of children.
“Our vision is that every child will have at least one gift under the tree, for perhaps a $50 limit per child, and also that our adopters provide non-perishable food items for Thanksgiving or an HEB gift card,” said Dawn Douglas, Share the Will Executive Coordinator and co-founder.
Sponsors may spend as much as they choose but are asked to meet the minimum donation. 100 percent of every sponsor donation, either cash or toys, goes directly to military families sponsored through Operation Warrior Christmas. Pictures of purchases and proof of receipt are emailed directly to sponsors. Share The Will does NOT apply any portion to administrative fees.