The Clark County Department of Job and Family Services, in conjunction with Project Jericho, held it’s first-ever Drive-Through Foster Care Holiday Party on Saturday, Dec. 5.
The annual Foster Care Holiday Party is typically held at the Clark State Community College Hollenbeck-Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center; however, the event was moved outdoors this year to the DJFS Parking Lot due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The participants drove through several holiday-themed arches, which included several gifts for families including gingerbread houses, gift cards to local restaurants and toys for the children. The event also included a visit from Santa Claus and his elves.
“Despite the pandemic, the FCS staff remains committed to meeting the needs of children in Clark County,” said DJFS Director Virginia Martycz.
More than 26 foster care families participated in the event, including several who were unable to attend due to COVID-19 restrictions.
“Although this wasn’t the ideal Christmas gathering, it was well worth it when you saw some of the children’s faces light up at the sight of Santa Claus waving at them while they stopped to say hello from their car,” said Family and Children’s Services Deputy Director Denise Estep.
To see photos from the event, click here.
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