As we round the bend and enter the home stretch of the holiday season, the last few weeks before Christmas, it is so easy to get caught up in the material and lose sight of the soul of what truly makes this time of year a special one. Black Friday, Cyber Monday and other blowout sales abound to feed our last-minute shopping cravings. But so many are without these embellishments. Sometimes, an amount of perspective is necessary to shine a light for those that need, rather than simply want.
No matter the time of year, Project Zero is always there to serve the bigger picture.
Project Zero is an Arkansas nonprofit organization that aims to connect foster children with forever families. Every year, they host a number of events that serve to provide opportunities for waiting children and waiting families to come together. In their minds, these events build and maintain hope in the children who are waiting on a family to adopt them.
This month, Project Zero is holding a holiday-themed event called Candyland Christmas, which they are projecting to be one of the organization’s biggest events of the entire year.
Waiting children from all over Arkansas will gather together in Little Rock to be treated with food, presents and (of course) plenty of candy. A rosy-cheeked, bearded fellow from the North Pole is also said to be making an early trip to the Natural State for the event.
Thanks to their many supporters, sponsors and partners, each and every foster child will have a special gift, and most importantly, a merry Christmas.
Project Zero’s Candyland Christmas is on Saturday, December 7 at the Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock, from 2-4 p.m.