Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you’re safe, warm, well-fed and spending time with friends or family.
FamilyWorks is running another Family Holiday Program this year, collecting gifts for families in need.
Kirby Lochner from FamilyWorks writes that they’re doing it a little bit differently this year. Instead of focusing on stuff, they’re asking people to donate experiences, which sounds just about right to me.
The program will run slightly different than last year, as we are no longer matching donors with participant wishlists. Instead, we heard from many of our participants that the holiday season is especially important to them because it’s a time to come together as a family and build community. For this reason, we’re focusing on items that can provide meaningful holiday experiences for our families. Here’s a link to the donation page, which has more information about the types of experiences our participants have requested.
The donation page lists some ideas for gifts, including aquarium and zoo visits, AMC and Regal movie theater tickets, and holiday dinners at local restaurants. There’s also more traditional ideas on the list, like warm clothing and groceries.
They ask that gift cards be donated in denominations of $25 or $50, and you can drop them off, mail them in, or donate directly through the 2019 Family Holiday Program website by December 9th.