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.
Shop for Gifts or Adopt “Virtually”
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.
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
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.