Christmas Caravan for homeless rolls into Clinton Library | Community Spirit
Individuals, Families, Churches, Groups, and Agencies Join Together to Provide the 7th Annual Christmas Caravan for Homeless Adults and for Homeless and Near Homeless Children
LITTLE ROCK – The 7th Annual Christmas Caravan will take place on December 22nd with Santa and a Caravan of over 100 vehicles loaded with gifts arriving at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Clinton Presidential Library.
The Christmas Caravan is an annual outreach event that provides basic necessities to homeless adults, as well as gifts of toys and other items for homeless and near-homeless children, all of which are donated by the community. The mission of the Caravan is to provide an opportunity for those without homes or resources to participate in the true joy and sharing in this celebration of the Christmas season. The Caravan also provides an opportunity for a diverse mix of volunteers to come together in a festive holiday atmosphere to share with the less fortunate in our community.
The Caravan volunteers will gather to organize and line up in the Heifer International parking lot at 8AM, bringing automobiles loaded with coats, clothing, shoes, sleeping bags, blankets and other donations for area homeless, as well as gifts of toys for the children who attend the event. Led by Santa Claus, the Caravan will travel parade-style from Heifer International to the Clinton Presidential Library parking lot.
When the Caravan arrives at the Clinton site at 8:30 AM, gifts will be distributed directly from the vehicles to those who have gathered to participate. Church youth groups will provide Christmas carolling during the event and Santa will hand out gifts and goodies. Several church groups and organizations will provide breakfast for those attending. The River Rail Trolley will provide free rides from 8AM through Noon.
This will be the 7th year that the Christmas Caravan has taken the celebration of Christmas to the streets. The event has grown in participants, volunteers, and donations every year, with this year shaping up to be the largest event ever.