For families struggling to make ends meet, the holidays can be an added source of stress and anxiety. When faced with feeding your family, paying fora prescription or putting toys under the tree, the choice is made for you. Community Action Agency’s staff working on the front lines in the War on Poverty see this daily.
CAA’s Adopt-a-Family program tries to ensure that the holiday season is a bit brighter. Staff select individual families within the programs CAA offers that are working towards self-sufficiency. CAA then partners with community members to adopt the individuals and families for the holidays. Partners typically provide at least one new toy and one new outfit for each child in the family, as well as a special holiday meal. Many partners provide more as they are able. Past partners share that they have suggest that it costs approximately $50-$75 per person. “We do no set any strict giving guidelines to donors, as each partner has a different ability to contribute”, says Communications Manager, Kate Lambert Lee.
If you are interested in adopting a family this year, contact Kate Lambert Lee at (517)539-8310 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can also be made online at Community Action Agency’s website, or click here to make a donation online.