Christmas Giving Project
Volunteers of America began a Christmas Gift Giving program 12 years ago when we learned that some of the people we serve were not able to experience the joy of Christmas. We are currently providing services to over 63,000 people and have identified about 1,000 of those people who are most in need this holiday season. Most of these people would not receive a Christmas gift without this program.
Who can you help? A child who has an incarcerated parent and is in our Mentoring Children of Promise program, at-risk children in our after school program, a person or family who is receiving mental health services, a person with an intellectual disability receiving services so he or she may live independently, a once homeless Veteran who is a resident at our Veterans Transitional Facility, or a low income senior citizen living in one of our affordable apartment communities.
How does it work? You simply let us know how many people you would like to adopt this Christmas and we will send you their Christmas wish information. We have asked those on the Christmas list to choose reasonably priced gifts they most need. Gifts should be wrapped, labeled and delivered to our main office (4152 Canal Street in Mid City) by Wednesday, December 12, 2012.
If you would like to participate in the Volunteers of America Christmas Gift Giving program this year, please contact Anna Scheffy by email at email@example.com or by phone at (504) 486-8664. Anna can also discuss the project in greater detail with you and answer any questions you may have.
Pictured are a few snapshots from Christmas last year.