WINONA LAKE – The 12th Annual “We Care Warsaw” event will be from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Gordon Health and Wellness Center, 100 Publishers Drive, Winona Lake, next to the Winona Lake Fire Station.

The day is provided to help encourage those in the community who have needs meeting their family needs. In the past, over 1,000 guests have attended the day that is sponsored and provided by over 400 volunteers from the Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church.

The day includes numerous complimentary services such as haircuts, family photos, makeup and manicure stations.

In addition, as supplies last, a family unit receives a bag of groceries, provided by World Compassion Network; a dozen eggs, provided by Egg Innovations; and one bottle of laundry detergent, provided by the church.

Each guest receives a door prize ticket as they enter the event. Throughout the length of day, ticket numbers are drawn to award gift cards to community grocery stores, retail stores, restaurants and more. Several grand prizes of $100 gift cards are awarded at the end of the day. By the end of the day, over $3,000 in gift cards are awarded along with other door prizes.

A full course turkey meal is provided for up to 1,000 people, with free tickets for each of four seating times. Each seating time of 250 people is  available as tickets remain. The meal includes roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, apple and pumpkin pie, coffee, milk and water.

A health clinic, operated by Northern Indiana Hispanic Health Coalition, will provide the following free health screenings and explanations: A1C test for diagnosed diabetics, anemia, blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol, glucose, oxygen saturation and waist circumference.

A kid zone is available throughout the day including inflatable bounce houses, pedal cars races, craft tables, cookie decorating, face painting and balloon art.

A Christmas store allows parents to purchase toys, educational materials and winter garments for children. Prices are deeply discounted under retail cost. All proceeds benefit the monthly gas card day that the church provides for the community. Free Christmas gift wrapping is made available.

Community groups represented with resource tables include Beaman Home, Cardinal Services/Kosciusko Head Start, Combined Community Services, English as a New Language, Habitat for Humanity, Heartline, Healthy Families, Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children – On My Way Pre-K, Ivy Tech Community College/Warsaw, KABS, Lutheran Services, Medical and Dental Assistance, Northern Indiana Hispanic Health Coalition, Real Services, Thrivent, World Compassion Network and Work One.

Other donations have been given by Big R/Stock and Field, Grace College, Indiana Wesleyan University, Meijer, Sodexo Food Service and Walmart.