The APE’s are joining together to spread some Christmas cheer this year by helping a local family in need.  The family recently (11/17/17) suffered the death of the father/husband.  He was the sole breadwinner for the surviving family.  The mother has been a stay at home mom taking care of their youngest boy who has a long term illness.  The mother has 4 children: 14 year old girl, 10 year old boy, 5 year old girl and 3 year old boy.  The mother will have no financial means to make Christmas happen for the family this year in trying to cover the family budget and funeral expenses for the husband/father. 

We APE’s want to make sure this family experiences the joy of Christmas again!  We are hosting a fundraising campaign from (11/20/201712/08/2017) to purchase Christmas gifts for this family on our APE’s PayPal website:



Simply enter your name in the box provided and select the “APE’s Caring Christmas Project” from the dropdown menu and hit the “Pay Now” button.  PayPal will walk you through the rest of the steps to submit your contribution of any amount.  Your caring financial support will be the key to the project realization.

Funds received for the project will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for the children and mother.  If we get enough funds we may also try to provide Christmas Dinner for the family.  We have already compiled a list of clothing sizes and interests of the children for the gift purchases.




Shopping Tuesday Evening (12/12/2017) @ 6:00 PM

Erin and Matt are planning the shopping spree in Johnson City starting at Target (2116 N Roan St, Johnson City, TN 37601) with the project funds we have raised.  Erin will have a shopping list to hand out listing all sizes, needs and wants of each family member.  Contact Erin with call/text at 423-676-1466 if you would like to join them to help with the shopping for the family’s Christmas presents.

Then you can head to the Freedom Hall Pool at 7:30 PM to get your roll on!


Wrapping Party Monday Evening (12/18/2017) @ 6:00 PM

Erin is going to host a wrapping party of all the gifts at her house (105 Tamasee Dr, Johnson City, TN 37601).  She will have snacks and drinks for all who come to help wrap.  Please bring some wrapping items (Tape, Name tags, paper or bags) to help.  Contact Erin with call/text at 423-676-1466 if you would like to join the wrapping party.