Matlick Team 12/09
When Denise Matlick and her family visited the home of her adoptive family, the father was waiting at the door. He was the only one home since he wanted the gifts to be a surprise from Santa Claus for his seven- and eight-year-old sons. After hiding the gifts in the basement, the father politely expressed his appreciation for their generosity. Denise asked him if he went to church; however, he told her he was unable to attend since he worked on Sundays. She then invited him and his family to the service on Christmas Eve at Chestnut Ridge Church. The Matlicks left after wishing the father a Merry Christmas, claiming that they were very blessed to be part of the Gift Project and look forward to participating again next year.