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. 25th.

Drop Off Party
Join the fun and drop off your gifts for the families during our Drop Off Party on December 4th, 4-6pm, in Ullman Commons 101.

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

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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