The Adopt a Family Program in metro Denver, Colorado brings the hope and the spirit of the Holidays to single-parent families in Arapahoe House programs. Our clients often times are unable to buy winter jackets, new shoes and educational toys for their children. Each family creates a wish list to be fulfilled by donors like you who buy and wrap presents. Together, we can make this holiday special for those who are healing from drug and alcohol addiction.
Adopt a Family Supporters,
You’re Invited to a Complimentary Holiday Season Celebration
Saturday, December 12, 2009
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Children’s Museum of Denver
2121 Children’s Museum Drive
Denver CO, 80211
Bring your family for an open house style event celebrating the Holiday season. Drop off your Adopt a Family gifts, meet Arapahoe House client families, enjoy refreshments, Santa, and a special gift for your contribution to Adopt a Family.
Enjoy complimentary admission to the Children’s Museum of Denver after 1:30 p.m.
Please RSVP to development [email protected] or 303.412.3644 by December 7th, 2009.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who are our participating families?
Participating families are low-income, single-parent families from our various Arapahoe House substance abuse programs. Each of our “adopted” families makes a wish list that is sent to the donor with suggested gift ideas. The donor shops for their adopted family and also wraps and delivers the gifts on December 12th to the Children’s Museum of Denver between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. or to designated Arapahoe House locations before December 15th.
What’s the age range for gifts?
Family size ranges from 2 to 8 people. We ask that the amount spent per family member does not exceed $50.00 to ensure fairness. We are happy to match you up with a family based on your gender/age requests to the best of our ability.
How many families get “adopted”?
Last year we helped 125 families / 396 people.
Are my gifts to Adopt a Family tax deductible?
Unfortunately, gifts purchased for the Adopt a Family program are not tax-deductible. Since Adopt a Family gifts are designated for a specific family and not for agency use, Arapahoe House cannot provide a receipt for your donation.
Your gifts make a difference:
“For your kindness, generosity and warmth of spirit my kids and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. May the kindness be returned to you and yours.”
“Dear Angels, just a short note to thank you for the amazing things you have done for our family. The smile on my son’s face when opening your gifts was priceless, I believe his exact words were “Woah! Cool ma!!” The entire experience has humbled me to the fact that there are good people, even great people out there and you to say it in the least are those people. The fact that you can bring such great happiness to those in need that you don’t even know is one of a kind and eternally appreciated. Thank you to you and your family for being great to ours! Happy Holidays and a safe new year!”
We hope that you will join us in healing hearts and spreading the holiday spirit to our clients. If you have any questions, please contact Development at (303) 412-3644 or [email protected]