Community Service Center



Adopt a Family or Child 2014



Timeline:

Sign Ups
Click above to sign up your organization, office, or yourself to adopt a child or family.

Family Information Pick Up
Information about your assigned child or family will be emailed to you by Tuesday, Nov. 26th.

Drop Off Party
Join the fun and drop off your gifts for the families during our Drop Off Party.  Can't make it? We'll still take the gifts in the CSC until 3pm, December 5th.

Agency Overview:

Casa Pacifica
Casa Pacifica works with abused, neglected and emotionally disturbed children that were removed from their homes by Child Protective Services. Casa Pacifica offers residential treatment, emergency shelter care, assessments, educational programs, family support, medical services, and psychiatric/psychological treatment for those children.
Sponsor a child for approx. $75-100

Lutheran Social Services (LSS)
Lutheran Social Services (LSS) is a non-profit agency that provides social services through its ministry. LSS' ministry reaches those in need of counseling, emergency services, job training, transitional housing, utility assistance, helps the elderly, and more.
Sponsor a family of 1-5, approx. $150

Padres Contra El Cancer
Padres Contra El Cancer is a nonprofit organization that works with Latino children with cancer and their families. Padres, tries to provide a better understanding of childhood cancer and other blood disorders as well as effective methods for their treatment. Padres is centered around helping the Latino community, but it serves patients from different races and ethnic groups.
Sponsor a family of up to 4-5, approx. $150-300

General rules and guidelines:

  • NO CASH-- gift cards are welcomed.
  • Consider including gift receipts.
  • Provide items they need AND want from their wish list. Fulfill needs first and then try to give at least one thing they want.
  • If sponsoring a family, consider giving a gift the family can share: a board game, gift certificates to see a movie together, coupons for a meal out, a family video, etc.
  • Please only give what you can. Do not overextend yourself or break your bank--communicate w/us if your giving level changes, and we can split the assignment!
  • Please clearly label gifts for Casa Pacifica, but do not wrap them.
  • Please wrap and clearly label gifts for LSS and Padres Contra El Cancer.

As a participant in Adopt a Family, we hope you will:

  • learn about the agency you're "adopting" through-- specifically who they serve and the services they provide.
  • reflect on and express what compels you as an individual (and us as a CLU community) to lead the way and adopt 50+ families and children this holiday season.
  • think about and celebrate the various ways that this program may impact the various participants-- from the adopters to the adoptees, and perhaps even our local economy.



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