Holiday Adopt-a-Family with Bellevue LifeSpring
In a beautiful and prosperous city like ours, families in need may sometimes fly under the radar. As a society, its our responsibility to step up and support those among us who may currently be facing challenges.
Bellevue LifeSpring's Holiday Adopt-A-Family program allows caring individuals families, businesses and community groups to personally make a difference for a struggling family during the holidays.
There are many ways to get involved! Here at the Bellevue Downtown Association, we've "Adopted a Family" as an office - why not do the same and get your whole team involved? Many local families also look at this as an opportunity to teach their children the concept of 'giving' during the holidays - picking out the gifts personally is an added element of fun! If donating is not an option for you this year, consider volunteering!
It's not too late to donate, so we've outlined some of the highlights of Holiday Adopt-A-Family for you! The best part about the program? Not only are you providing for a family in need, but you are providing for a local family in need.
How does it work?:
Bellevue LifeSpring's team conducts registration and interviews with families in the community who need help for the holidays. The families share their stories and create a wish list for their children and for the household. Community sponsors are then matched with these families to provide gifts for Christmas and a grocery store gift card. It all comes together on Distribution Day where over 150 volunteers help the gifts get to each family.
Testimonials from Holiday Adopt-A-Family Sponsors:
- "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.