Founded in 2001 under the auspices of the VGNA, the Adopt-A-Family Program has helped over 150 families in Valley Glen who are caught in a cycle of poverty, many as a result of illness, unemployment, or loss of a parent. Feeding the family and keeping a roof over their heads is a daily struggle for these families, something many of us take for granted.
Please open up your hearts and pocketbooks to help these families for the holidays and bring a special joy to the children. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill
The families are selected by the public schools in Valley Glen and by Jewish Family Services.
If you are interested in donating to this worthy cause, I am taking gift card donations for Target, Ralph’s, and Vallarta, preferably in $25 increments. Cash/check donations are welcome in any amount. Each family receives Target gift cards so they can do the shopping for their children, and $100 gift cards to the market of their choice. The families also receive a frozen turkey and for each child, a stuffed stocking. To make a pledge to donate gift cards or money, a turkey or a stocking to stuff (I’ll provide the stocking and a list of suggested items), contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (818) 787-9946.
The deadline for the gift card donations is Monday, December 7 and for the stockings and turkeys, Thursday, December 17. Jewish Family Services will get delivery of gift cards for their families the week of November 30.
Thank you and may your blessings be many.
Founder and Chairperson, Adopt-A-Family Program
Valley Glen Neighborhood Association