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Gift of Hope 2022
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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 you want to sponsor and donate towards their wish list!


INSTRUCTIONS:

Gifts are to be dropped off at WVCS no later than December 2nd, 2022. Please place all gifts for one household together in a clear bag (for example, a clear trash bag) with a label indicating the ID Number (GOH#). Do not wrap the gifts, but feel free to include wrapping paper. 


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



Happy Holidays!

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Lower Columbia College Giving Tree 2022
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Lower Columbia College is excited to host our annual Giving Tree to support LCC students and their families. Students can request needed items for their upcoming holiday celebrations and staff, faculty, and community members can "adopt" a students family to support them through the purchase of gift items for the holidays. 

Questions regarding the program can be sent to Richard Arquette, Director of Student Programs and Student Housing, rarquette@lowercolumbia.edu.

ADOPT A WOUNDED WARRIOR/GOLD STAR FAMILY – HOLIDAY 2022
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Give Hope this Holiday Season! 

Our goal is to help wounded/ill/injured (WII) warrior military families and gold star families in need with Christmas and Hanukkah presents for their children, along with a grocery gift card or prepaid Visa gift card for the family to purchase their holiday dinner and trimmings.  This is a great way to connect one on one with WII warrior military families or gold star families to offer a special Thank You this holiday season by providing food and gifts.

Sponsor families, businesses, organizations or individuals who adopt a family on this platform will have the opportunity to support a WII or gold star military family to help them have a great holiday meal and presents for their children. Please read FAQs section first and make sure you understand all terms and agreements to participate either as a sponsor or wounded/ill/injured warrior family.

Those eligible for adoption include U.S. Based active duty military personnel, career or medically retired military, or those honorably discharged from service who have been injured, wounded or acquired a disease during service with a 50% or higher service connectionPriority to post 9/11 service members & gold star childrenPlease note, all families included in our Adopt-A-Family Program are screened by Operation Ward 57 and have been verified per established guidelines.

What am I expected to provide the families?

For each wounded warrior/WII/gold star family adopted, you are to provide a minimum of $50-$100 food gift card for a holiday meal (depending on the size of the family), and a minimum of 1 gift for each child under the age of 18 living at home in the amount of $25 - $50. All toys/gifts must be new and age-appropriate. We ask that you wrap the gifts and ship the presents to your family you are matched with, so the families can receive your gifts before the holidays. If you wish to purchase more items for each child you may, but this is not required. If you are in the local area of the family you have adopted, you may meet and exchange the gifts at a location that the family is comfortable with. 

Once you select the family or families, you will receive an email within 48 hours with your family's contact information and instructions for next steps.

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GVA Backpack Drive for Blue Star Families
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Support GVA in their efforts to provide children in military families with the supplies they need for school.  

Blue Star Families empowers families to thrive as they serve. They are committed to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors to create vibrant communities of mutual support.

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2022 Christmas for Caring
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As a participant in one of our family enrichment programs, your family is invited to apply to be sponsored for Christmas gifts for your children this season.  Since we do not know how many generous sponsors will participate, we CANNOT guarantee that your family will be chosen.  If your family is selected, you will be notified. Thus, it is important you return your forms on time.


Please note that we are asking for specific information on each child you make an application for (age 12 and under).  Our sponsors have asked for these details to make their shopping easier.  The more information you provide, the easier it will be for the sponsor to shop for the items your child/children want and need. 


School on Wheels Fall 2022 Supply Drive
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Every child experiencing homelessness that we serve receives a NEW backpack filled with school supplies. We are also distributing art kits and gift cards to students. Help us make sure that every student we serve has a backpack, school supplies, and resources to learn. 

Bill Wilson Center's Adopt-A-Family 2022 Holiday Giving Program
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More than 3000 foster youth and their families are served through our Adopt-a-Family program. Churches, school groups, local businesses, corporations, individuals and families are encouraged to participate. Bill Wilson Center's annual Adopt-a-Family Program works directly with Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children's Services linking caring donors to local foster youth who would otherwise receive few, if any, gifts for the holidays.

Samaritan House Holiday Program 2022
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Every family deserves to share in the joy of the season without having to choose between holiday cheer and a warm meal or safe place to sleep. Support our holiday toy and gift card drive and join your neighbors during this special time. Please choose your gifts below.

To make a monetary gift instead, please visit samaritanhousesanmateo.org/donate and choose "Holiday Program" as your choice in the 'Select Cause" section. 

Technical issues? Please contact volunteering@samaritanhousesanmateo.org.

Hope for the Holidays - Raleigh Area 2022
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Could you imagine spending the holidays without your family? That is the reality for over 850 children in care with Children’s Home Society. Make a difference in the life of one child by sponsoring a holiday wish list. Beginning November 1st, you can select the child or children you wish to sponsor below.
 
 
Can you help brighten the holidays for a child in foster care?
As in the past, there are several ways in which you can participate:
  
  • Sponsor a child’s wish list and purchase some or all of the items she or he has selected
  • Make a cash or check donation so that we can make sure our children’s unmet wishes or needs are fulfilled. 
  • Purchase gift cards (preferably Visa, Target, Wal-Mart, or general retailer) so that a parent or child can select the perfect gift. ( you can send them to our office at Children’s Home Society of NC 7701 Six Forks Rd. Ste. 120 Raleigh, NC 27615 c/o Hope for the Holidays   

  • Ask your employer if they would match your contribution

  • Ask family, friends and colleagues to join you in sponsoring a child's wish list. 
 
Please Sign Up for Gift Drop Off:
Gifts may be dropped off at the Raleigh office from November 28-December 2. Please sign up for your time slot. 
        Drop off Location:
        Children's Home Society, Raleigh Office, 7701 Six Forks Rd. Suite 120 Raleigh NC 27615

Can I shop on Amazon?
Yes! If you do shop online and have it shipped, we ask that you make sure the child’s ID is on the gift note or shipping label so we can match the gift appropriately.

        Amazon deliveries should be sent to:
        Children's Home Society Attn: Colette Odom 7701 Six Forks Rd. Ste 120 Raleigh NC, 27615

The need of children in foster care does not stop at the holidays. For more information on how you can support children and families throughout the year, please visit our website.


Thank you for making this holiday season special for a child in care! 

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

                

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Families Helping Families Holiday Drive 2022
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Calling all Santas! 

The giving season is here and we invite you to become a Santa to one of our families in need! 

More than 90% of the children and families we serve are low income, and celebrating the holidays can be stressful time and a very real challenge. In many cases, the only holiday gift these families receive come through our annual Families Helping Families holiday drive. You can share in the holiday spirit and create a new cherished family tradition by adopting a family in need this holiday season.

2022 OTTP-SF Holiday Drive
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Support our mission to provide youth with increased opportunities for success through mental health services. Spread some cheer by purchasing supplies for a special therapeutic activity this holiday season like a unique art activity to build coping skills, tickets for a fun sensory adventure at House of Air, or self-care kits for young mothers! Explore the profiles below and support OTTP-SF in "healing through doing!" To learn more about the work we do, visit our website at http://www.ottp-sf.org/

To review click "view details." Once you have found the gift you would like to fulfill, click "select this profile" and purchase the requested gift by cutting and pasting the link provided. Labeling and shipping information is found under. "Purchasing Guidelines" and "Drop Off Instructions" on each youth's profile.
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Hope for the Holidays - Charlotte Area 2022
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Could you imagine spending the holidays without your family? That is the reality for over 850 children in care with Children’s Home Society. Make a difference in the life of one child by sponsoring a holiday wish list. Beginning November 1st, you can select the child or children you wish to sponsor below. 

Can you help brighten the holidays for a child? As in the past, there are several ways in which you can participate:
  

  • Sponsor a child’s wish list 
  • Make a monetary donation to ensure children’s unmet wishes are fulfilled
  • Purchase gift cards (preferably Visa, Target, Wal-Mart, or general retailer) so that a parent or child can select the perfect gift. Please send them to our office at Children’s Home Society of NC 1300 Baxter St. Ste. 264 Charlotte, NC 28204 c/o Hope for the Holidays.
  • Ask family, friends, and colleagues to join you in sponsoring children's wish lists
  • Ask your employer if they would match your contribution

 

Please Sign up for Gift Drop Off:
Gifts may be dropped off at the Charlotte office located at Children's Home Society, Charlotte Office, 1300 Baxter St. Ste 264 Charlotte, NC 28204 beginning November 28-December 2. Please sign up for your time slot. 
Or bring your own family and join CHS on Saturday, December 3rd at Williams GMC Buick for our Fill A Truck event from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for coffee, hot cocoa, and donuts! Together we can make the holidays joyful!

Can I shop on Amazon?
Yes! If you do shop online and have it shipped, we ask that you make sure the child’s ID is on the shipping label so we can match the gift appropriately.

        Amazon deliveries should be sent to: 
        Children's Home Society, Charlotte Office, 1300 Baxter St. Ste 264 Charlotte, NC 28204

The need of children in foster care does not stop at the holidays. For more information on how you can support children and families throughout the year, please visit our website. 
Thank you for making this holiday season special for a child in care!