On January 18th, 2021 The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham organized our first annual MLK Day of Service Food Distribution. In partnership with Hope Distributed, our local food bank, and The Arc of the US, we were able to provide 154 food boxes serving 508 people in our area all while providing inclusive volunteering opportunities for those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).
But Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision should extend to EVERY DAY of the year so we're continuing to collect food for our local food banks. In fact, our Community Engagement teams which consist of adults with IDD and Direct Service Professionals (DSPs), now visit Hope Distributed every week to volunteer with them!
Join us as we continue to celebrate MLK's vision to create inclusive and diverse communities meeting each other's needs by purchasing as little as one food item. Select the item and the amount you'd like to buy and the items will be shipped directly to Hope Distributed.
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We are asking Comcast team members to generously provide children with the tools necessary to be successful in the classroom. Our efforts will be supporting the children at the 10th and Penn Elementary School with the supplies they need to start school with confidence.
Thank you for your support and generosity!
Join Community Solutions this year in spreading holiday cheer to local families in need. Our Holiday Giving Program relies on the generosity and support of donors like you to share the joys of the holiday season with children, families, and individuals in our community.
If you would like to make a cash donation in lieu of adopting a family, please click here.
Many families in our community are not able to purchase presents for their children. But through Beverly Bootstraps’ Adopt-a-Family program, donors can help these children receive new clothes, games or toys. Donors will have the unique opportunity to give holiday gifts to local children in need. After all, the holidays are all about giving!
Below you can read through the family profiles and when you find the family/families that touches your heart, you can adopt/select them. Family profiles are easily printable to bring shopping.
Glad Tidings this Christmas with Star of Hope!
Star of Hope Mission’s Extended Services program will continue the long-running Christmas Adopt-a-Family program this year. As we provide hope, encouragement, and resources to homeless, formerly homeless, and at-risk households in Houston and surrounding areas, we invite Sponsors to help provide Christmas gifts, household items, and other treats for those impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Last year, 2020, we saw an unprecedented need in our city…and the entire world…caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. When we launched our Glad Tidings Christmas Adopt-a-Family program last year, we began using a new platform.
In this COVID19 era, millions of households were impacted by furloughs, lay-offs, and other economic crises. We expect there will be a great demand for assistance this holiday season...and, this is who needs help:
Homeless Families: Working in conjunction with local schools to identify homeless families and unaccompanied youth/minors, in 2019, we were able to expand the program to include this often-forgotten population. These families are living "doubled-up" with family or friends, or in places not inhabitable.
Former Star of Hope program families: The history of Glad Tidings begins with our program graduates. In 1993 we had Sponsors "adopt" families who moved out of our shelters and began creating their new lives as they recovered from homelessness. That tradition continues today. Most are single-parent (single moms) homes and have children of varying ages.
Outreach families: Several years ago, we opened the registration for Glad Tidings to qualifying, at-risk families. These families are single parents with children; grandmothers raising their grandchildren; single dads with children; and two-parent families who are struggling in today’s economy. This is the largest group of Recipient Families…especially in this year following the Covid-19 pandemic. (NOTE: these families go through a screening process to determine eligibility and need)
What you can do…
While Christmas is not all about presents … gift-giving and receiving are a big part of this holiday season. Receiving a gift means someone cares, someone loves, someone took time. While toys and fun items are GREAT … clothing, household goods, and personal care items are extremely helpful as well.
Check out the listings below to find a family you can help with today. As a Sponsor, you will have the option to adopt a total of (5) families or less.
For more information about our 2021 Glad Tidings Christmas Adopt-a-Family program email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 a Samaritan House holiday drive and join your neighbors during this special time. Holiday drives generate all of what we give to local families in need during this season.
We are excited spread cheer this year at another safe drive-through distribution in mid-December. Gift cards will allow families to personalize shopping for each child in their household online, via curbside pickup, or in-store. Join us today and help us reach our goal of gifting 3,000 gift cards for children in need.
To make a monetary gift to support the ongoing work of Samaritan House, please visit samaritanhousesanmateo.org/donate and choose "Holiday Program" as your choice in the 'Select Cause" section.
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Toys for Tots, a 70-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. Last year the Marine Corps fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7 million less fortunate children in 792 communities nationwide.
When you donate to Marine Toys for Tots you are helping to bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children. Thank you for contributing to our cause!
The holiday season can be a time of increased need for many. Interfaith Community Service's Gifts of Love program helps families in need during the holiday season. The Gifts of Love program matches these families with generous individuals and interfaith organizations/partners to provide forms of tangible hope and joy.
Will you join us in making a difference this holiday season?
Online adoption profiles for children, teens, and senior citizens will be available from November 1st through December 10th. Please ensure to drop off all items on the adoption wish-list for your selected families/individuals during the week of December 13th-17th.
We are also accepting monetary donations and would appreciate any contributions to this program. To do so, please visit the link below -
If you have any questions about donating please email Luke Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to learn more about ICS and it's programs, please visit our website www.icstucson.org.
In 2020. low-income households were disproportionately effected by the economic effects of COVID-19 and are still working to recover. For these families struggling to make ends meet, the holiday season brings about difficult decisions, like choosing between keeping utilities on or buying gifts and holiday meals. Your generous sponsorship helps alleviate some of these hardships. Through new clothes, toys, gifts, holiday food baskets or gift certificates you will provide a family's holiday season with a bit more cheer and lightness this season.
In our experience, costs average $100 per family member for their gift and clothing item. The holiday food baskets that feed a family of four to five individuals average $100. While this is our suggestion, your experience may, or may not, fall within these guidelines. We understand that giving comes in all capacities. As such you are welcome to donate gently used items, such as; electronics (tablet, television, laptop, etc.) / transportation items (bike, skateboard, scooter, etc.), as long as each individual receives at least one new item. With a special gift, an article of clothing per family member and a holiday meal, you will make a world of difference to a family who is experiencing hardship this giving season.
If you have any questions, please email Tracey Chhuor at email@example.com
Please note, all families included in our Adopt-A-Family Program are screened by Community Action Partnership of Orange County staff and their partners, and have been verified as low-income per established guidelines.