Children's Christmas gift giveaway


Saturday, December 14th - 9:30 - 11:30 am

Our Christmas Gift Giveaway for minors will be on Saturday, December 14th from 9:30 - 11:30 am at Perry Christian Church.  To signup, you must live in Perry Township and have an application on file with PHP.

Please make sure your address is correct as there will be reminder cards mailed.  You may sign up now until Sunday, November 24.

To register, click here

Santa's Helpers, as stores start their holiday sales, we are looking for additional gift donations for children ages 6 to 12. Great gifts in this age bracket are Legos, board games, craft kits, Barbies, dolls, and action figures. For our teens, we are in need of gift cards to Walmart or Target where they can purchase books, games, clothing or makeup. To keep the main gift even across siblings, we are suggesting a retail value of $25.00.

Donations can be dropped off at Perry Christian Preschool (rear of Perry Christian Church) starting November 25th from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm. until Wednesday, December 11th.

Thank you Patty Knotts!



Earlier this month, the Perry Helping Perry Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Patty Knotts, as Executive Director and awarded her with a new position on the Board of Directors as Board Member, Emeritus. Words cannot express our gratitude to Perry Helping Perry’s founder. Without Patty’s dream, tireless dedication, and never-ending commitment, Perry Helping Perry would not even exist. To say that we owe everything that Perry Helping Perry has become to her, is an understatement.

In her own words, you will find Perry Helping Perry’s founding purpose and continued endeavor. “As an elementary school secretary at Genoa Elementary, I saw firsthand families struggling. I wanted to help everyone. I always had the dream of doing more, and soon it became a reality. Perry Helping Perry is about a movement. A movement in helping each other. This movement requires that we work together and give of our time, services and ideas. Perry Helping Perry is about taking care of our community. We are working together to make sure that all children are fed and clothed and we'll do whatever we can to help families that have fallen on hard times get back on their feet.”

The Board of Directors and her Perry Helping Perry Family are dedicated to continuing her work. While no longer in her former role of Executive Director, but now in her new role of Board Member Emeritus, Patty will be able to be as actively involved as she desires, without carrying the entire burden herself.  By working together hand in hand to meet the needs in our community, the Perry Helping Perry Family will continue to work tirelessly to achieve her vision of no child in our community going without food or clothing and to help lift Perry families back on their feet. 

The Perry Helping Perry Family hopes that you will continue to join us in Patty’s dream. By working together, we can help to make Patty’s dedication to this community a movement that provides hope and strength within the Perry community. 

Thank you to Patty Knotts for giving us all a purpose and a vision to build a better community. Together we can work to be Perry Strong and weather any storm that comes our way!

With our humble and deepest thanks,

The Perry Helping Perry Family