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Walnut Avenue Adopt-a-Family
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Our annual Adopt-a-Family campaign is a way to connect community members to local families in need. Without your support, many of our families wouldn't have anything. Thank you in advance for support our participants. 

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CASA Holiday Gift Drive 2021
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This holiday season, CASA of Central Texas is inviting local organizations and individuals to provide gifts for children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned.

This annual project is a wonderful opportunity to extend the giving tradition to children in our community.

Please Read The Following Before Selecting A Child:

We are asking that if you select a child, please also select their sibling/s if any. This helps our volunteers deliver gifts at the same time. Siblings will be grouped together on the selection page.

We are encouraging no-contact this year. Please consider ordering your gift through Amazon and have it delivered straight to our office: 2725 Hunter Road San Marcos, Texas 78666. Please send your shipping confirmation to Eloise Hudson at ehudson@casacentex.org so we can match the gift with the appropriate child when it arrives.

If you shop through Amazon, make sure to log on to your account through www.smile.amazon.com and select CASA of Central Texas as your charity. A percentage of your sale will be donated to us! Two ways to give with one purchase!

The total amount spent on each child should be in the $30-$50 price range. Items on the wishlist are suggestions from that individual child. You are not expected to purchase everything on the list.

CASA is also in need of gift cards from Walmart, Target, Academy and Best Buy. Gift Cards should be for $20.

If delivering gifts in person, gifts should be delivered unwrapped to the CASA office in New Braunfels or San Marcos, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please bring your confirmation email showing your child’s name, age and request so we can get your gift to the right child. Gifts may be dropped off by appointment only!

To ensure that the child receives their gift for the holidays, all gifts must be delivered to the CASA office no later than Monday, December 6, 2021. If you need to schedule a pick up at your location, please call us at 830-626-2272.

December 6 is a firm deadline since CASA volunteers will schedule their visits with the children immediately following. Please do not select a child if you are unable to meet this deadline.

If you have any questions, please contact Eloise Hudson at ehudson@casacentex.org
Thank you very much for your support!
Gift Of Hope 2021
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You can bring hope to families living in poverty.  Adopt a family and make their holiday wishes come true. Pick a family member you want to sponsor and donate towards their need list. 

If you have any questions, please email Anh Nguyen, Event Coordinator at specialprograms@wvcommunityservices.org

Angels' Arms Holiday Program 2
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Please join Angels' Arms as we spread holiday cheer to our 12 foster families in need throughout the St. Louis Area!  Our Holiday Program relies on the generosity of the community and donors like you to share in the joy that makes our kids' lives a little better during the holiday season.  Through the Angels' Arms Holiday Program donors can help the entire family with a meal for Christmas and the children with new clothes, toys, games, and more. We have nearly 80 children in our homes that donors can support this year. 

Below you can read through the family profiles and when you find a family that touches your heart you can select them. For any more information please feel free to contact Ashley Cook at ashleyangelsarms.org


If you would like to make a cash donation for any of the families please click here https://angelsarms.org/donate/

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2021 Orange County Mayor's Toy Drive
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‘Tis the Season to Give:

The Orange County Mayor’s Toy Drive is a perfect example of a community caring for its neighbors.

Since its inception in 2011, the Mayor’s Toy Drive has distributed more than 56,000 toys to children and families in need during the holiday season. In 2020, the Orange County, FL community generously donated more than 11,000 toys.

With the continued need in our area due to the effects of COVID-19, the Toy Drive is more important than ever! Many local families may need a little extra support to make their holiday joyous and bright – and a single toy donation can do just that! 

Donate now. Online shopping ends on Monday, December 6, 2021.

All donations benefit Orange County youth and family agencies. Visit ocfl.net/ToyDrive to learn more.


Hear from Previous Toy Drive Recipients:

“I am a single mother, so every little bit helps. I appreciate Orange County Government so much for doing this … because they didn’t have to! It’s a blessing. I hope that they are as blessed as much as they are blessing others.” –Latanya, 2020 Toy Drive recipient [video]

“The toy drive was a relief for me and my family. When you have organizations who are willing to help, it’s definitely heartwarming.” – Chanel, 2019 Toy Drive recipient   [video]

“I was in shock! I was not expecting to see so many toys. I am so thankful for everything the Toy Drive has done.” – Alisia, 2018 Toy Drive recipient [video]

For further questions about the Orange County Mayor’s Toy Drive, please contact mayor@ocfl.net

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2021 Cops That Care Holiday Drive
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“Cops that Care” is a Mountain View Police Department Youth Services Unit (YSU) Christmas program that services under-privileged and low income families within the community. The program provides toys, personal hygiene items, and books, to families that may otherwise not be able to provide Christmas gifts for their children. The families involved with this program must be residents of the City of Mountain View or have children in the Mountain View/Whisman School District or at Mountain View High School.

While we would love to be able to see everyone in person this year, COVID safety restrictions will require us to have a different set up. This will include the use of PPE (personal protective equipment), limited admittance or attendance, reduced interactions, and more. We want every child who is able to participate to stay  healthy and safe this holiday season, and we hope that next year’s event will be a return to the celebration we all know and love. More on the changes to this year’s event will be forthcoming.


Somers Adopt A Family
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Calling All Santas!

Join Somers Adopt a Family this year in spreading holiday cheer to local families in need. Our Holiday Giving Program relies on the generosity and support of donors to share the joys of the holiday season with children, families, and individuals in our community.

Last year we served over 50 local families, making their holiday special in a very challenging year and we're excited to do so again.

Thank you for your support!

2021 Project GRANDD Adopt-A-Family
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The holidays pose financial stress and hardship for families in ISDD's Project GRANDD (Grandparents Raising and Nurturing Dependents with Disabilities). Grandparents never imagined they would be raising children again, let alone children with disabilities.


Grandparents are thrust into this role unexpectedly, usually due to some traumatic event. Often the children have experienced neglect or abuse. Overnight, grandparents have to find a way to cope with the expenses of raising a child – especially one with health conditions – all on a fixed income. Just providing the necessities can take everything they have. 

 

The Project GRANDD Adopt-a-Family Program lightens the load for vulnerable families at Christmas. With your help, we provide necessities like food and clothing as well as toys for the children and something nice for the grandparents - because they are always putting themselves last. We want them to know that they are cared about too.


Due to COVID-19, we are asking for donations of gift cards only this year. You can read about the families and their needs and wishes, so the only thing that is different is you'll spend less time shopping. This will ensure that we can be contactless and keep these families safe. Many of the grandparents are at high risk for the coronavirus because of their age and health. They are very worried about staying safe because their grandchildren have nowhere else to go should anything happen to them. 


If you are representing a group, you can organize a "Team Drive."  Just click on the "Launch New Drive" under the Team Drive header above. Create a profile for your work, church, or community group and select families from our list to sponsor, then use the social media buttons to invite your friends and co-workers to join you in sharing their blessings with others! 


2021 has been a particularly difficult year for many families, check out our listings below and find a family or families whom YOU would like to help!


Or if you would prefer to make a cash donation instead click HERE.

2021 Holiday Gift Adopt-a-Family Program - The Action Center
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This holiday season bring joy to families in need!  In the Action Center's adopt-a-family program, families, and organizations sponsor a family and buy the gifts requested by their children.  You will be able to choose a family based on the number of children in their family. 

Once you have gathered the items on their wish list, you will deliver them to our drop off site where your gifts will be given to the family that you adopted. 

This program is great for businesses, churches, schools, team, clubs and families who want to make a difference for a family that is struggling financially. 

YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County Adopt-a-Family 2021
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Welcome to our 2021 Adopt-a-Family program! The families you adopt and donate to are families served by our programs - Emergency Housing, Young Adult Services, Steppingstones supportive living, and Long-term housing. Each participant is guided to lead a better life through the help they receive from YWCA. Your donations will be greatly appreciated! If you have any questions, please call 585-368-2208 - we'll be happy to help!

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Holiday Giving - Adopt a Family
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Welcome to YSS Holiday Giving- Adopt a Family! 

Help bring hope and joy to youth for the holidays!


Each year, YSS organizes the Adopt-a-Family program for local youth and families in need. Select one (or more) youth and complete their holiday wish lists. You will receive more information in the email confirmation.


Founded in 1976 as Iowa’s first emergency youth shelter, YSS provides comprehensive, community-based connections for more than 10,000 youth and families in Iowa each year. We ensure youth are valued and empowered to stand strong through prevention, treatment, transition, and child welfare services.