The holiday season is a time that brings joy as we gather and celebrate with our loved ones. At STAND we aim to create this environment for our clients through our holiday program. Thanks to our generous donors in the community we had a very successful holiday program this year. We were able to have 14 of our families “adopted” and they received specific items on their Christmas wish lists. Through cash donations we also were able to support more than 50 families by giving them gift cards to freely purchase what they needed.
Many of our programs from First 5, Kinship, and our emergency shelter coordinated holiday parties. Our Kinship program had a joyful party where the children were able to decorate sugar cookies, visit with Santa, and open gifts. (see photos below)
STAND has many different programs throughout the county and we want to ensure all of our clients feel supported and cared for not only during the holidays but all year long!