Friends of Karen, which supports critically-ill children and their families, has launched their annual Holiday Adopt-A-Family program for 2018 to ensure each Friends of Karen child and their siblings have something to smile about this holiday season.
As in years past, Friends of Karen will turn to both individuals, businesses and community groups to help spread the holiday spirit and shop to fill nearly 900 “Holiday Wish Lists” this season. Anyone wanting to help is asked to purchase one gift for one child or several gifts. For those unable to shop, Friends of Karen accepts cash donations as well.
“Each of our children sends us their wish list, and we match each child with a kind-hearted ‘elf’ who purchases one or more of the items on the list,” says Volunteer Coordinator, Denise Tredwell, who organizes the program. “Every child looks forward to the holidays, but when parents are caring for a child with a life-threatening illness, there’s no time for shopping or even thinking about gifts. We want them to have joyful memories, even in the midst of illness.”
Friends of Karen asks for donors to help make sure there are gifts for every child. To participate in this annual tradition, please contact Denise Tredwell at 914-617-4052 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
For more information, visit www.friendsofkaren.org or call (914) 277-4547
@ 2018 Nonprofit Association of Westchester, Inc.