A Heartwarming Christmas Tradition

This meaningful tradition began many years ago with just a few children with disabilities within the church. As they grew older and moved into Monarch homes, their housemates were invited to join them at the celebration. The more the event grew, the more fun everyone had. The party was such a success, that the church extended invitations to more Monarch homes bringing the spirit of the season to many more people with disabilities. The special evening includes a delicious dinner, Christmas caroling, stories, lots of fun and laughs, and even a visit from Santa Claus who brings along gifts for the guests. Residents love attending this special celebration and look forward to it with anticipation each year.

Monarch provides support and resources to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness, and substance abuse issues throughout North Carolina. Monarch is a nonprofit and is an affiliated chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States. To learn more about how Monarch helps “dreams take flight” for people living in our communities, please call 1-800-230-7525 or visit online at www.MonarchNC.org.