It’s August and that means Bellevue LifeSpring is signing families up for Holiday Adopt-A-Family! Each summer, Bellevue LifeSpring’s Human Services team conducts interviews with families in the community who need a helping hand over the holidays. We are pleased to report that this year nearly 300 families will take part in Holiday Adopt-A-Family.
Holiday Adopt-A-Family matches each family with a community sponsor who provides them with holiday gifts and food. Each family sits down with Bellevue LifeSpring to share their story and fill out a wish list, where they can specify gift and clothing ideas for each child and a general household need. This allows for a more personalized approach for families and gives our sponsors the ability to shop more mindfully and purposefully for their matched family.
Holiday meals are a cherished time when families come together. Sponsors also provide a grocery gift card to each of the families to help with the cost of food over the holiday season, making it possible for them to create lasting memories with their loved ones.
Holiday Adopt-A-Family makes a big impact on families like this one: “Having the support of Bellevue LifeSpring has been part of my list of miracles on my journey. I live month to month providing basic necessities for my family. It takes so much stress off me so I can make family the focus of the season.“
We are so grateful for your spirit of generosity – read some of your neighbors’ experiences with the program:
“Living on the Eastside for almost 20 years, it was a shock to realize there were so many families in need. I feel so blessed with all that we have and if I can spend a bit of time making a difference in another family’s life, it’s well worth it.” – Elaine P
“Holiday Adopt-A-Family is something I look forward to every year. Shopping for a family that would otherwise go without, seeing the expressions on the faces of the families when they come to pick up their gifts – both make the season a special one each year.” – Joan V.
Come fall, Bellevue LifeSpring will begin to match community sponsors with families. Are you interested in becoming a sponsor and spreading the joy of the holiday season to those in need? Check our newsletter and website in September for more details.