Ending Homelessness through the Holiday Spirit of Giving

November 12th, 2015

‘Tis the season for giving, but even the most generous donors often face a nagging question each holiday season: Where can I give to help those most in need?

Abode Services, which has moved more than 4,400 adults and children from homelessness into homes since 2010, can provide an answer by helping donors brighten the holiday season for people without housing.

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, 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 very needed and appreciated.
  • Donations – Help end homelessness by making an easy and secure donation online at abodeservices.org or by check mailed to Abode Services, 40849 Fremont Blvd., Fremont CA 94538. Some donations will even be doubled, giving your gift twice the impact: Abode Services recently received a Sobrato Family Foundation challenge match grant, through which the Foundation will match new or increased monetary gifts from donors.
  • 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.

If you’re interested in seeing our Wish List for donations of holiday food, such as turkey, ham, and canned cranberry sauce, and other items needed in our programs, please visit our website at www.abodeservices.org.

For more than a decade, 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.

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, visit our website at www.abodeservices.org

Thank you for your generosity. Happy holidays!

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