Remember the excitement of the holidays, what it felt like to eagerly count down the days during the holiday season, and the thrill and anticipation of having gifts to open? Many children living in low-income neighborhood shave never shared these experiences. Their lives are upside down. You can do something to put a smile on their faces. Participate in our Holiday Programming and help them create happy memories that they will remember for a lifetime. How does it work? Each Year three schools are selected to participate. The schools then submit wish list for each student to us, and we do our best to match and fulfill those wishes. It’s that simple.
Together, we are able to provide gifts to over 1,000 children in 2017. Let’s go beyond this number this year and make magic of the holidays a reality for children who need it most.
Here are some ways you can get involved:
Sponsor A Child
When you become a sponsor, you’ll receive a child’s name, age, clothing size and wishes. You’ll purchase the gifts and coordinate the drop-off with us. Start a holiday tradition of giving with your family and sponsor a child today.
Become An Ambassador
Have a group of friends who would like to serve as sponsors in our Holiday Wishes program? Becoming a program ambassador could be the perfect fit for you. Ambassadors serve as a liaison between sponsors and program coordinators. Once a group of sponsors has been formed, you’ll request the total number of children for the group, relay their wishes and coordinate a drop-off with us. If you and your community, co-workers, family, or friends have been looking for a way to give back during the holidays, this is a great opportunity.
Donate General Gifts
Unable to sponsor a child? There are many other valuable ways to help, including toy donation. These toys will go into our general gift inventory and will fill the wishes of many children. Each year, approximately 95% of the children we serve received these general gifts. Coordinate your gift drop-off with us once you’ve made your purchase!