Adopt A Family
Adopt-a-Family~ The holidays are all about believing in miracles and spirit of giving to those in need. Yet it is easy to lose sight of this when we are overwhelmed with sending holiday cards, making shopping lists, and planning holiday events.
And yet there are hundreds of local families struggling with poverty, disability, abandonment, and economic strain that would light-up if given even a little bit of your holiday cheer.
The Volunteer Center’s Adopt-A-Family program will ensure that your cheer reaches those most in need. They provide food, gift certificates, clothing, a gift for each child, and household items like blankets, towels, or sheets, for 450 families from Santa Cruz County. These families have have been screened and referred by their 22 partner organizations.
Don't have time to shop for gifts? They welcome donations of cash and gift certificates. Gift certificates from any grocery store, shoe store, bookstore or department store let our families choose exactly what they need for the holidays.
Want to volunteer? Volunteer opportunities abound to support the project. For a list of volunteer opportunities click here or call their office at 831-427-5070 to find out how you can volunteer.
"It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving." ― Mother Teresa