Once again this holiday season our Jeans Day program is sponsoring The Holiday Hope Project. Previously having sponsoring Christmas Wishes until they closed their doors, we searched for similar organizations that provided gifts, food, and supplies to under-privileged families that would have otherwise been in need during one of the most joyous times of the year.
In 2016 we found The Holiday Hope Project Child & Family Services, Inc. of New Bedford that allows us to “adopt a family” for the holidays. Child & Family Services Inc. is a 501c3 organization serving the Greater New Bedford area, Fall River, Freetown, Fairhaven and Dartmouth with their main office being located in New Bedford.
Beginning this month, The Holiday Hope Project will begin to match sponsors with a Child & Family Services client. These clients are families that may be burdened with financial worries, illnesses, mental and physical disabilities, limited education and resources, and personal tragedies which have left them unable to provide for themselves or their families. Soon, we will receive a sponsor sheet about our “adopted” family. The sheet will include a short bio of the family, the number of family members (parents and children), ages, sizes, and a holiday “wish list” for each family member.
For our typical Jeans Day fundraisers we raise money for a particular organization that is highlighted each month. For The Holiday Hope Project, we buy gifts for our “adopted family” with the money we raise to fulfill the family’s wish list to the best of our abilities. The gifts are wrapped and delivered to the designated drop-off location in early December. We also provide the family with gift certificates to a local grocery store and cover the family’s transportation expenses to and from the drop off location.
Keep an eye out for our team sporting jeans on Friday, October 25th for The Holiday Hope Project! Interested in adopting a family? Find out the ways you can help here https://child-familyservices.org/holiday-hope-project-2/