Dear Community Member,
Every year our organization has a wonderful tradition of creating holiday baskets for low-income families who have a child with a disability. It is expensive for all families to raise a child, but research has shown that raising a child with special needs can more than quadruple the cost, making holidays extra difficult. This year has been exceptionally challenging. We are thankful for the support donors have provided to our families in the past and we hope you will consider contributing in one of these ways:
- Sponsorship of a family – MDS/STRiVE will provide the sponsor with a wish list; the sponsor will purchase gifts and/or food for a specific family
- Cash donations that MDS/ STRiVE will use to purchase food, toys, and gift cards
- Gift cards for groceries
- Gift cards for toys and gifts for the family
If you would like to sponsor a family or donate toward our holiday basket program this year, please contact me by December 7.
Please remember ANY contribution helps us reach our goal of supporting 35-40 families this holiday season. Thank you for helping make this season a brighter time of year for a special family!
Child & Family Services Coordinator