At its annual Holiday Open House over the weekend Interfaith Community Services distributed gifts to over 600 individuals and families this holiday season due to the participation of 130 donors in the organization’s Holiday Adopt-a-Family program.
The gift distribution happened Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Interfaith’s Holiday Adopt-a-Family program, where donations were collected from participating donors, as well as celebrating the holiday season with food, music, and decorations.
“Year after year we have an incredible number of donors and volunteers who come to spread the joy and peace of the holiday season with those who otherwise might not experience it,” said Greg Anglea, CEO of Interfaith Community Services. “Being able to come together and see the smiles that this program delivers to our clients – not to mention some of the incredible holiday gifts they receive – is especially inspiring during this magical time of year.”
The Holiday Adopt-a-Family program is an annual Interfaith tradition where the most disadvantaged individuals and families we serve are nominated by staff to participate. The individuals and families are then anonymously matched with generous “adopters” who fulfill their wishes for the holiday season and provide them with unimaginable comfort and support. This year, Interfaith had 116 “adopters” who “adopted” over 600 individuals!
Anglea added, “That Interfaith is able to provide a way to connect donors and volunteers in the community to those who may need a little extra help during the holidays, is really powerful.”