Joint Committee For Christmas


10/13/19 JCC Requests Help from Community

9/23/19 JCC Announces 2019 Program

JCC Gifts

The Joint Committee For Christmas (JCC) is comprised of JCC members, members of Whitney area church congregations, Whitney High School PALS, local businesses, and volunteers. 

Volunteer "Tree Captains" help to set up Christmas trees in many Whitney businesses and churches. These are decorated with the most precious of ornaments – angel tags. The tags are the wishes of disadvantaged boys and girl in our community. They may wish for a toy, game or clothing items. Members of the community take a tag, buy the items on the wish list, and return the items to the same place.

Each year, the JCC needs financial donations to help with the purchases and volunteers to help with the distribution of food and gifts in December.

Through the generosity of community members, Aquilla, Blum and Whitney area residents that qualify can receive

JCC Volunteers
  • Christmas Meal Boxes
  • Grocery Store Vouchers
  • Toy Shopping for children
  • Angel Tree Clothing for children 12 years and under
Blankets for Christmas
Teen Christmas Gifts

Senior Program

Qualifying senior citizens residing in these areas receive high protein foods and a small gift such as a hygiene bag or blanket.

Community Impact

In 2019, 995 individuals benefited from the Angel Tree program including

  • 308 children
  • 110 teens
  • 117 seniors


Distribution of these items will be held at the LWMA Food Bank (Our Daily Bread) the week prior to Christmas.  Look for upcoming information at Our Daily Bread or in the Lakelander.  In order to receive these gifts one must sign up in advance. 

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10/13/19 JCC Requests Help from Community

Under the umbrella of the Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance (LWMA), the Joint Committee for Christmas (JCC) is requesting your help in spreading Christmas cheer to families in need of assistance in the Lake Whitney Area. 

JCC works with area businesses through the Angel Tree Program to provide clothing and toys for children under 13 yrs old and teen gifts for those 13 - 18 yrs old.  In conjunction with Our Daily Bread Food Bank, Christmas Meal Boxes are provided to those who apply and qualify.  The seniors in the area also benefit with gifts such as coffee, hams, warm blankets, or hygiene kits.

Last year JCC served 296 families representing 952 individuals, 286 children, 71 teens, and 90 seniors.  Please help us help our neighbors this Christmas!

Donations can be made online @
Press donate, select Joint Committee for Christmas (JCC)

Mailed to
Joint Committee For Christmas (JCC)
c/o Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance (LWMA)
PO Box 1502
Whitney, Tx 76692

Thank you, in advance, for joining us this year in serving others and bringing smiles to the faces of of those giving and those receiving!

Gay Craddock
JCC Chair

9/23/19 JCC Announces 2019 Program

Even though there is not even a hint of fall in the air yet, LWMA’s Joint Committee for Christmas (JCC) is already gearing up to help make the Christmas season brighter for many families in the Lake Whitney area.

Through your donations, JCC will provide clothing and gifts for area youths (Angel Tree Program), gifts for senior citizens and Christmas meal boxes for families. 

This year JCC volunteers expect to serve the needs of 450 youths, 100 seniors, 400 families and 1,100 individuals in the community. 

The JCC has a great need for financial donations and volunteers to help with the distribution of food and gifts in December.  If you are interested or have questions about the project, contact Gay Craddock at

Donations may be made

  • online by clicking here to Donate, then selecting "Joint Committee for Christmas (JCC)" at the "(Optional) Use this donation for" dropdown, or
  • mailed to P.O. Box 1502, Whitney, Texas 76692.