2014 Adopt A Family Program

45th Annual Adopt A Family


 

Thank you to the donors, volunteers, and community members for making this program such a great success. This year we were able to deliver Christmas gifts and a hearty meal to 1,680 families with over 4,436 children from 65 local schools and organizations.

Our amazing volunteers put in an incredible 3,267 hours over many months organizing this wonderful community program. We sincerely appreciate the generosity of the many families, companies, and organizations that adopted families and held food and toy drives, as well as the numerous volunteers who worked tirelessly at the OC Fair & Event Center packing and sorting boxes of gifts and food.

2014 Highlights:

  • 1,680 Families Served
  • 4,436 Children
  • 65 Participating Schools & Organizations
  • 563 Total Number of Donors
  • 3,267 Total Volunteer Hours
  • 22 Groups that adopted 5+ families
Groups That Adopted 5+ Families:

Our Lady of Mount Carmel • UnitedHealthcare • Oakley, Inc. • Newport Harbor High School ASB • Harbor Day School • Anaheim Ducks & Honda Center • Innocean USA • Volt Workforce Solutions • Pacific Sunwear • The Tomalas Family • Lincoln Elementary • Taco Bell Corp. • The Pegasus School • Western Resources Title Co. • Sares-Regis Group • Hyundai Motor America • Shorebreak, a Joie de Vivre Hotel • St. John The Divine Episcopal Church • Starbucks Coffee Company • Reliance Steel and Aluminum • Wescom WeCare Foundation Trustee Corp
 
Messages of Thanks:

December 11, 2014

I am writing this letter to let you know how thankful I am for what you have done for me and my family. I have no doubt God sent you from above to remind me that I am not alone. I have no words to express how thankful I am to you for helping humanity and making a difference in people’s lives. My situation is very complicated for the reason that I have three young, beautiful daughters. My husband is about to be deported to Mexico and I have stopped attending school so I can work full time in order for us to go day by day. Honestly, this Christmas without your help wouldn’t have been exciting for my daughters. You have taught me a huge lesson on how amazing it is to give back without asking for anything in return. I will make sure to show my daughters how wonderful and amazing it is to give back to others. Without meeting you just know you already have a very special place in our hearts. God bless you and we wish you the best in life.
It’s not easy to accept that you cannot give your family many presents in this season of Christmas. I haven’t had many joyous moments since becoming ill. But I am thankful to you all, because this Christmas will feel like before. Before my life changed. Thank you so much for your sacrifice and kindness. May God bless you all. And thank you for bringing happiness to my life once again.
Thank you for the gifts you gave us. We appreciate how much effort you put into these gifts and how much you have to give. These gifts mean a lot for my little family. God Bless you always.
For a very special person that gave us help when we need it more. We will always be grateful for you and all people that help people who are in the same situation that we were. Thank you for everything. My family and I are grateful.

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