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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.

Read these client sto­ries to see first­hand the mean­ing­ful impact your gift makes.

A Safer Way To Adopt

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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

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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 72020.

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 72020

    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.

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