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Thursday, December 23, 2021

2021 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 local kids, adults, and seniors fac­ing an espe­cial­ly dif­fi­cult time or iso­la­tion dur­ing the hol­i­day season.

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

Shop for Gifts or Adopt Vir­tu­al­ly”

Hads giving small gift blue bow

You can make the hol­i­days brighter for a fam­i­ly or indi­vid­ual in our com­mu­ni­ties. We’re offer­ing a few ways to par­tic­i­pate in this joy­ful hol­i­day pro­gram this year.

At this time, many of our clients are receiv­ing ser­vices vir­tu­al­ly to min­i­mize risk. In light of this, we are request­ing gift cards for many of the folks nom­i­nat­ed to this pro­gram, as they can be sent through the mail in time for the hol­i­days. Gift cards can then be used to safe­ly pur­chase the items that are most needed.

We have also wel­comed some clients back to in-per­son ser­vices. For these folks, we have gath­ered wish lists of items that would be most use­ful and sup­port­ive for them.

Shop For Gifts from a Wish List

If you pre­fer to shop for gifts, please con­tact our team to be sent the wish lists for the num­ber of clients that you or your group would like to​‘adopt.’ If you like, you may pack­age your gift in a gift bag to make it extra fes­tive (no wrap­ping paper please).

After pur­chas­ing the gift card or gift from the wish list, please make arrange­ments for your gift to be received at Ken­neth Young Cen­ter’s Elk Grove Vil­lage office by Decem­ber 10th, 2021. We request that gift cards be pur­chased in the amount of $30, or that phys­i­cal gifts val­ue between $30-$50.

Adopt Vir­tu­al­ly”

For con­ve­nience, you can also make a gift to our Adopt a Fam­i­ly pro­gram through our web­site here. Gifts received through our web­site will be used to pur­chase a gift card that will be mailed to a client who is receiv­ing vir­tu­al ser­vices along with a friend­ly hol­i­day greet­ing. With this option, you can skip the shop­ping and still make a big impact! You can also choose to give the amount that is right for you. Every $30 adds up to anoth­er gift we can share with a client. Gifts of any amount are appreciated!

Par­tic­i­pate as a Group or Organization

This pro­gram can become a reward­ing team-build­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty for local com­pa­nies, faith groups, and social orga­ni­za­tions. Whether you choose to shop for a set of wish lists, hold a col­lec­tion dri­ve as a team, or par­tic­i­pate vir­tu­al­ly, there are many ways that your group can par­tic­i­pate in this hol­i­day pro­gram togeth­er. Please con­tact our team to make a plan that is right for your group.

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 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.

Thank You, Sponsors!

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 our team.

Adopt a Client or Fam­i­ly Virtually

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.

We have hun­dreds of clients who we are hop­ing to have adopt­ed through this pro­gram. If we’re able to pro­vide a gift to each per­son nom­i­nat­ed to this pro­gram, any excess gifts will ben­e­fit our pro­grams or emer­gency assis­tance funds, which help indi­vid­u­als in need all year round.

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