December 8, 2012 · 3:00 PM
I contacted The Genesis Women's Shelter about helping with donations for Xmas. They have a "Adopt a Family" program - below is the email I received in return.
Donations will be collected at our annual Christmas Party or any MU event before December 15th. You may give the donation to me or any of our Event Organizers.
Thank you for your email! I am thrilled that you would like to partner with Genesis this holiday season!
It's really easy to get involved in our "Adopt A Family" program. All of the women and children in our program will create a wish list and we will send the wish lists around Thanksgiving to our generous community members who have chosen to adopt one of our fantastic families. Then, the donor will fulfill the wish list (wish list items include NEW toys, clothes, books, housewares, coats, etc) to the best of their ability and will drop off the unwrapped items to our Santa's Workshop location in Inwood Village from December 10-19. We will wrap all of mom's gifts and give her the children's gifts unwrapped so that she can wrap them herself and have a part in the gift giving process. It's a great way to spread magic during the holidays and to let our kiddos know that Santa can find them no matter where they are living, no matter how chaotic their home life may be. What better way to give back than by providing Christmas for one of our families?
If you are interested in being involved, please email me back and let me know the size of family you would like and I will be sure to select a fabulous family for you.