305 8th Street residents open gifts during their Christmas in July event.

Christmas comes every July at 305 8th Street, a nonprofit located in the heart of Huntsville that serves disabled adults with diverse needs. 305 8th Street provides meals, housing, transportation, events, classes, and more for its residents. Every July, they also provide Christmas in July, with a little help from Redstone volunteers.  

Christmas Comes Every July at 305 8th Street

August 12, 2016

305 8th Street residents open gifts during their Christmas in July event.

Christmas comes every July at 305 8th Street, a nonprofit located in the heart of Huntsville that serves disabled adults with diverse needs. Every day, the staff and volunteers help disabled individuals with full-time assistance needs, along with those who need minor assistance to help them reach a higher level of independence. 305 8th Street provides meals, housing, transportation, events, classes, and more for its residents. Every July, they also provide Christmas in July, with a little help from Redstone volunteers.

Redstone has participated in the Christmas in July celebration every year since 2013. This year, 5 employees headed to 305 8th Street to prepare our famous Pancake Breakfast with fixin’s for the residents. Redstone’s on-site cafeteria, The Blue Roof, provided scrumptious bacon, and employees gathered the goods to make their famous pancakes, served with an array of toppings including bananas, strawberries, pecans, chocolate chips, and peanut butter chips. Around 25 residents enjoyed the delicious food and some good conversation with the group.

Redstone volunteers helped cook a pancake breakfast at 305 8th Streets Christmas in July event.

Our volunteers thoroughly enjoyed volunteering at 305 8th Street. “This was my first time participating and I really enjoyed doing my part. This warmed my heart, and everyone there was very nice and appreciative of Redstone celebrating with them,” says Adrianna Christian, Loan Officer.

“I feel like we are making a difference for the residents, and they see that we care about them.” Karen Krakus, Manager of Records Management

The residents of 305 8th Street look forward to their Christmas in July Celebration every year! They have activities all day long starting with the famous Pancake Breakfast, followed by July Christmas gifts and then a cookout and more fun that evening. Redstone loves being a part of this wonderful event, and plans on being involved for many more years to come!

305 8th Street residents enjoy the pancake breakfast Redstone employees helped cook and serve.

“I really enjoyed the residents of 305 8th Street. The smiles and love they have for each other and us is amazing, and I am looking forward to next year!” said Marquita Diggs, a Member Connect Representative.

If you’re interested in learning more about the great resources and help provided by 305 8th Street, visit their website! Want to add a helping hand? They’re always looking for volunteers to help support their mission. They have lots of volunteer options, from helping with resident transportation and outdoor upkeep to helping at movie nights and craft sessions! Look here for volunteer options and how to get started.

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