Get Into the Holiday Spirit of Giving

November 7th, 2014

Too many members of our community are still without housing, and have little to look forward to this holiday season. They need your generosity.

Your donation will create a joyful holiday for a child or adult in our programs who would otherwise not be able to celebrate the season.

Since 2010, Abode Services has moved more than 3,000 adults and children from homelessness into homes. That’s 3,000 people who will now celebrate the holidays in their own home.

However, too many members of our community are still without housing, and have little to look forward to this holiday season. They need your generosity.

Your donation will create a joyful holiday for a child or adult in our programs who would otherwise not be able to celebrate the season. Here are a few ideas for small gifts that will have a big impact:

Gift Cards

A donation of gift cards helps families purchase the items they need most. New shoes, new clothes, and food for a holiday dinner – even a new hair cut can help bolster the holiday spirits of the people we serve. Gift cards to stores such as Target, Safeway, or Payless ShoeSource are welcomed donations cherished by our participants.

Online Donations

Help end homelessness by making an easy and secure donation online. You can make that donation knowing your contribution will be used to help move people from the street into homes. For the last ten years, Abode Services has earned a four-star rating, the top rating possible, from Charity Navigator, the country’s preeminent nonprofit evaluator. This rating recognizes our consistent good governance and commitment to our mission to end homelessness.

Holiday Dinner Basket

Gathering the ingredients to make a festive meal for a family or individual we serve is a thoughtful gesture appreciated by people who, in many cases, have not had a holiday meal in some time. Holiday dinner baskets can include canned vegetables, a frozen turkey or ham, stuffing, instant mashed potatoes, dinner rolls and a dessert.

Winter Weather Clothing

The cold rainy season is the hardest time of year for many of our participants. Donations of new socks, rain coats, umbrellas, gloves, and scarves can make a tremendous difference in their lives.

Gift Baskets

We serve people of all ages with different needs. You can help by donating a gift basket that can help a new mother with supplies for her baby or help an adult with the tools necessary to get a new job. Find out what supplies will make the biggest impact here.

For more information about how you can help or to schedule a time to drop off your donation, please contact Community Outreach Director Jean Morgan at 510-252-0910 ext. 804 or jmorgan@abodeservices.org.  To make an online donation, click here.

Thank you for your generosity. Happy holidays!

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