EachÂ holiday season, La Casaâ€™s Drop In Center transforms into an amazing workshop of toys and goodies.Â The generosity of our community brings together gifts, personal care items, clothing and so much more to fulfill the wish lists of the women, teens and children we serve.
The families who receive their wishes and needs are enormously grateful:
Despite being alone for the first time during the holidays, I did find comfort and reassurance that someone truly cares for me.Â Violence is no longer a part of my life.Â Â I will always remeber having this opportunity of finding someone so generous.Â Â Â Â Â â€“Emergency Shelter Resident
Â How does it work?
Adopt A Family. Â Adopt one of La Casaâ€™s clients â€“ women and teens, both with and without children!Â Â Around November 16th 2012, you will receive a â€˜wish listâ€™ of items they will cherish this holiday season, and have 3 weeks to shop.Â We ask sponsors (thatâ€™s you!) to buy 2 gifts per adult, 1 household gift for the whole family to enjoy, and 3 gifts per child.
Host A Drive.Â We can provide you with a list of general items our clients and/or programs need, items specific to a group of our clients, or one item we need buckets of! For instance, we can use at least 250 new writing journals, hat, glove, & scarf sets, umbrellas and reusable canvas tote bags.
Wrap and deliver.Â Purchase wrapping supplies and bring them along with your gifts, or wrap and label them for each woman or child youâ€™ve adopted.Â Gifts are delivered to La Casaâ€™s Drop In Center by December 7th, 2012.
Make someoneâ€™s holiday warmer and brighter!Â Have fun!
Individuals, families, community groups, and corporate teams can join together and â€˜adopt a familyâ€™ for the holidays.Â Participating community members are able to bring great joy to what can be a difficult time for domestic violence survivors, uprooted and struggling to build self-sufficient, thriving lives. La Casaâ€™s Adopt A Family Program assists families during the holiday season, who may be transitioning out of shelter into their own housing for the holidays, or who are struggling to make ends meet while building a stable, violence-free life.
From my heart, words just canâ€™t explain how happy I am.Â When my income was unexpectedly reduced, I wasnâ€™t able to pay my rent. Your gifts brought big smiles to my children.Â Thank you!Â Â Â â€“Drop In Center Client
ContactÂ Karen BaskindÂ for more details about how you can fulfill a wishlist and adopt a family today: 415-503-0500 or .