Thursday, December 3, 2009

Idea 3: Be “Secret Santa” for a Child

The holidays are an especially hard time for families struggling with homelessness. Parents desperately want to help their children feel the magic of the holidays, and children understand that they probably can’t expect a special gift when their family needs a home, and food, and clothes first.

At First Place we believe in making the holidays special for our children and families. Every year we match a donor (or a group of donors) to EVERY family at First Place in our Adopt a Family program. The First Place family makes their wish list, and the donor makes the family’s dreams come true by selecting some or all of the items to buy.

Parents positively melt with gratitude when they pick up the gifts for their children—and themselves. In spite of all the hardships the family has had this year, there will be a magical holiday, all because some generous donor cared so much about a family they didn’t even know.

Could you be that donor this year?

As of today, we have 12 families that need to be adopted.

Please consider helping, either on your own or with your Church group, book group, knitting group, bowling team—whatever group you might belong to.

Contact Lisa at, or call 206-323-6715 extension 1109 if you are interested in adopting a family.

Thank you for all of your support of our programs thus far. And remember to check back for daily updates and ideas!

Previous Idea a Day Posts:
Idea a Day Intro
Adopt a Classroom for the Holidays
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