Community Connection: Adopt-a-Family Opportunities for the Holidays

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Posted on November 22, 2020 by Laura Lucky

This holiday season may be particularly stressful for many Valley households, as many families have been hit hard in the pocketbook by the pandemic’s economic consequences. If you’ve ever “adopted” a family in years past, you know the joy your generosity brings not only to the household you’re helping, but also for you. It’s a pleasure to make another family’s holidays bright, and giving to our less fortunate neighbors is one of the easiest ways to add some genuine love and joy into your season too.

There are several opportunities to help our Valley neighbors. Generally, you’ll be responsible for providing a holiday meal and gifts for the children and household members. There are even adopt-a-senior programs to bring some joy to seniors that may not have family or friends to share the holiday with. Here are a few organizations to get you started. Don’t delay in signing up though, they need time to assign a family to you and the items you’ll purchase are typically due to the organization by mid-month.

Save the Family
They’ve been able to provide gifts and groceries for over 250 families each year! You’ll purchase gifts from the family’s wish lists, add a $50 grocery gift card, wrap and label the gifts, and deliver your packages to be distributed to the families.

HonorHealth Desert Mission
Sign up as an individual, a family, a local business, or community group to buy gifts or make a financial contribution.

Foothills Food Bank
This year, instead of wrapped gifts, they’re asking you to provide a $50 Walmart or VISA gift card along with new family games. These will be distributed through a drive-up party this year due to COVID precautions.

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