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Message from the Director

 

Two programs at the holidays that bring presents to children involved with our agency, and in relative or foster care are underway.

Last year, Adopt A Family and the Cole Collection brought presents to 406 children who otherwise might not have received presents. Both programs rely heavily on the generosity of individuals and businesses in our community.

Each year, it’s incredible to see how far people go to help children.

Adopt A Family has been around for more than 30 years matching people and businesses with families to sponsor at the holidays. The program allows sponsors to delivery presents, themselves. More than half do. Others drop presents off at our agency for us to delivery. For those who deliver, the experience is incredible.

Adopt A Family has been around for more than 30 years matching people and businesses with families to sponsor at the holidays. The program allows sponsors to delivery presents, themselves. More than half do. Others drop presents off at our agency for us to delivery. For those who deliver, the experience is incredible.

Children fill out wish lists and many start with essentials such as clothing. We encourage children to ask for at least one toy or age appropriate item other than clothing. A parent may ask for simple items such as laundry detergent or diapers.

Anyone wanting to sponsor a family can click on the Adopt A Family graphic on this page to download a form. Please return the form by Nov. 8, so we can begin matching sponsors with families.

The Cole Collection is a holiday shopping fundraiser on Nov. 7, at Shawnee Country Club, that raises money from ticket sales and a portion of overall sales to buy presents for children in foster care or living with relatives. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the Cole Collection website at www.ColeCollection.org

There will be 15 vendors on hand selling items such as jewelry, children’s and women’s clothing, Thirty-One bags and much more.   

 

                  - Cynthia Scanland, MSSA

 
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