Make the Holidays Warmer for a Family This Year
Solutions for Change invites you to join us in creating a memorable holiday season for out families. For many of us, the holidays mean sharing a warm meal with loved ones, exchanging gifts, and witnessing the magic which lights up our children’s faces. Unfortunately, many of our residents have never had the joy of experiencing this with their children, and don’t have the means to provide the food, toys, and clothing which make this time of year so special.
Solutions for Change provides access to the skills, knowledge, and resources homeless families need to regain their physical, emotional, and economic health and permanently solve their homelessness. Since 1999, Solutions has guided more than 700 families and their 1400 children to a permanent solution to their homelessness, while saving taxpayers an estimated $32 million in public support costs. Solutions for Change is an expression of the community’s commitment to permanently solving family homelessness, for the benefit of the adults, their children and the community.
Please consider one of the following ways to make the holidays warmer for a family this year!
Angel Tree (Nov 15 – Dec 19) Host a giving tree filled with ornament tags representing gifts for our teenagers.
Teens, Tweens or In Between (Nov 15 – Dec 19) Provide gifts for teens with gift cards, sweatshirts, pajamas, blankets, school supplies, movie tickets, make-up, jewelry or sporting items.
Parents (Nov 15 – Dec 19) Provide gifts for our children to give their parents. Ideas include grocery gift cards, restaurant or movie gift cards, sweatshirts, blankets, housewares, basic tools, jewelry or toiletries.
Bundle of Joy (Nov 15 – Dec 19) Provide gifts for babies with diapers, wipes, formula, bottles, baby food, rattles or newborn – 18-month clothes.
Breaking and Entering Christmas (Dec 9 – Dec 11) You will bring holiday cheer into the homes of our residents with Christmas decorations, food, household items or toiletries.
Wrap it Up (Nov 15 – Dec 15) Help us wrap gifts for our families with donations of wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper, tape, and ribbon.
This year, due to a 45% increase in the number of families we serve, we currently have 132 families in our program which includes 300+ children – so your help is need and greatly appreciated!
For more information or to make a donation, please contact Development Associate, Lisa Hettinger at (760) 941-6545 Ext 319 * firstname.lastname@example.org
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