The holidays are a time of family, good food, thanksgiving and celebration. While most of us look forward to this season with great anticipation and excitement, for those living in marginalized circumstances this is often not the case. Many are unable to provide even the most basic needs for either themselves or their loved ones. Sadly, this can lead to depression, overwhelm and a deep sense of hopelessness.
With this in mind, we invite you to join our HOLIDAY HELP CAMPAIGN so that together we can offer good cheer and much needed relief to hundreds of hurting families and children during the holiday season. We need your help; whether it be an investment of your time, resources, joining us as a sponsor and/or financial donations. YOU CAN HELP US to reach our goal to serve more than 6000 Twin Cities families in need of Thanksgiving Grocery Baskets, Hot Meals and Adopt-A-Family Holiday Gifts for their children! Each year, in partnership with Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities and several host site partners, we provide Thanksgiving Grocery Baskets, delicious hot Holiday Meals and LOTS OF LOVE for up to 5,000 local families struggling to make ends meet. In addition, we partner with several generous sponsors including Living Word Christian Center and 7 host site partners in order to offer an Adopt-A-Family shopping with dignity program for more than 1000 families in need.
Join our HOLIDAY HELP CAMPAIGN today and help make a BIG difference for a family in need during the HOLIDAYS!
We’re very pleased to be able to work together with generous sponsors, such as yourself and our partner Living Word Christian Center, in order to host a shopping with dignity experience for 1058 Adopt-A- Family holiday sponsorship’s including 12 families that received an EXTREME sponsorship to cover a larger need ($2500 donor contribution or more). Participate in our shopping with dignity opportunity which enables parents/legal guardians to choose the holiday gifts that best meet the needs and interests of their particular children.
PLEASE NOTE: Our greatest need is for sponsors to provide support for youth ages 13-17 (including homeless youth). We are very grateful whenever a generous sponsor offers support for a child in need within our program. Sadly; however, most of the holiday resources available through other holiday programs are primarily geared for younger children ages 0-12 years old. In order to meet the needs of the entire family, we are asking our kind sponsors to consider giving toward the older children so that they are not the overlooked and forgotten ones. Will you help us to meet this need?
“Thank you for the very nice gifts and grocery cards. We are very happy and grateful. We wish you a merry Christmas!”
Thank you so much. My family and I are forever grateful for the many blessings and prayers.”
“My family and I would like to thank you for all the gifts you have gifted us with. This holiday is very important to us. We really appreciate you and your help in making our Christmas a better holiday. Our words cannot express how much we value your kindness. We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday. May God bless you for all the things you have done!”
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Holiday Help for Those Who Are Experiencing Homelessness
Each year during the holidays many of our caring supporters have asked if we do anything for those who suffer from homelessness. The answer is yes! We do help those without permanent shelter by distributing new or gently used coats donated by our partner Pilgrim Dry Cleaners, and by collecting and distributing new wool socks. With this in mind, we invite you to consider donating a pair of new wool socks or to clean out your closet by donating a winter coat for someone in need. It’s a great way to bring some holiday cheer and much-needed warmth to someone who may otherwise be overlooked during this cold weather time of year. During the holiday season, this is just another opportunity to generously make a difference for individuals and families in our communities. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for specific drop-off and collection details.