We are here today to ask for your help over the next couple of weeks as our family and my business “adopt a family” for Christmas. This is the fifth year now that we have worked with a local elementary school counselor, to find a family/child that might be down on their luck and could use a little boost…both in spirits and in physical things.
DONATE HERE: 2018 Adopt-a-Family Fundraiser
Every year is a special year to me, because it brings an opportunity to be able to support an unsuspecting local family, and give them the gift of community.
This year, we are choosing to support a family that consists of four children and their mother. They have been transient and sometimes homeless, and have survived through a lot of trauma and violence. My heart breaks into a million pieces when I hear stories like this and I would absolutely love to make their lives a little easier for them. With your help, of course!!
I believe in the spirit of Christmas and I believe in people helping people.
We have the most amazing network of people and I know we can make this happen for this sweet family.
The families didn’t reach out for help themselves. They’re not looking for handouts. I specifically asked the counselor if she knew of some children who would benefit from a little extra support this holiday season.
That’s as much as I really know about them, as we are keeping this as anonymous as possible. For their sake and for ours.
I have a list of things that I would like to collect…such as movies, books, clothing, gift cards, games, arts and crafts, etc. The caregivers have not given any information for themselves but I snuck information out of my contact anyway! They deserve some Christmas love too, right?!
If you are interested in donating, please head over to this google document and sign up for the item(s) you would like to gift this family. If you want to think on it, or have any questions, you can always email me: firstname.lastname@example.org Any and all donations are appreciated more than you can imagine.
Are you an out-of-towner? No problem! I can get you our address so you can ship the items to me, or even utilize your Amazon Prime free shipping and get them to me quickly, at no extra hassle to you. I’ve also set up a donation portal, where you send over however much you can, tell me how to spend it on the family…and I can do the shopping for you!
We do ask that the gifts come to us unwrapped, so we can wrap them all in the same paper and sign it from Santa. That way it’s one big surprise for the whole family. And the gifts need to arrive to me by December 20st, so we have adequate time to wrap and deliver them to the family.
From the bottom of our merry, cheery, mushy, gushy, Christmas-spirited hearts, we thank you.