Monday, December 7, 2020
2020 Adopt a Family Drive
Each holiday season, Kenneth Young Center organizes an Adopt a Family drive to provide our clients with extra support and holiday cheer. Last year, generous community members provided gifts to more than 600 kids, adults, and seniors facing an especially difficult time or isolation during the holiday season.
This year, as we continue to face challenges due to COVID-19, many of us have felt especially disconnected as we practice social distancing.
A Safer Way To Adopt
You can make the holidays brighter for a family or individual in our communities.
This year’s Adopt a Family drive will primarily be a gift card drive so that gifts can be sent to clients through the mail in time for the holidays. Gift cards are truly the gift that gives twice — recipients are gifted the autonomy of choice in addition to a gift that is personally meaningful.
How It Works
Gift cards can be purchased through KYC’s website for your safety and convenience. KYC will purchase a gift card on your behalf and send it to a client in need. You can make someone’s holiday from the comfort of your couch!
If you prefer to shop for a gift card in person, please contact Jessica to be connected with a client that you would like to‘adopt.’ After purchasing a gift card of their preference, please make arrangements for your gift card to be received at Kenneth Young Center’s Elk Grove Village office by December 7th, 2020. To ensure that each gift is equitable, please purchase gift cards in a $25 amount.
Participate as an Organization
Individual community members are welcome to participate in this program on their own. We also offer a rewarding team-building opportunity for local companies, faith groups, and social organizations to participate in this meaningful holiday program.
Become a Captain
Do you think your organization would enjoy this program? Become a Captain! Captains are the point people at each organization who volunteer to coordinate their group’s participation alongside KYC staff. Captains recruit individuals from their group to participate and ensure that their organization’s gift cards are received by KYC by December 7, 2020.
Captains will help by:
- Working with KYC staff to estimate the number of clients that you think your group would like to adopt.
- Sharing the list of adoptees with your group’s participants (each gift card should total $25).
- Keeping track of which participants have purchased gift cards for their adoptees and ensuring that all gift cards are brought or sent to KYC by December 7, 2020.
Become a Sponsor
Sponsoring the Adopt a Family program demonstrates your organization’s continuing generosity and commitment to bettering our communities by supporting the programs that help these clients live their best lives every day of the year.
The recent pandemic has made our work more important than ever. Fostering good will with our community, your sponsorship generates a dual benefit of creating marketing exposure and providing community service. Each sponsorship includes strategically integrated benefits to create visibility and a tax deductible contribution for your support of KYC.
View the full Sponsorship Opportunities document here.
Contact KYC to Get Started
If you would like to participate in this drive or if you have any questions about this program, please contact Jessica.
Adopt a Client or Family
You can sponsor a gift card for a KYC client by giving below. Your tax deductible gift helps make the holidays brighter for a KYC client or family.