The holiday season at Emily's Place is easily the most exciting time of the year for our clients, team and community! While preparations takes a tremendous amount of community support and staff time/resources, the effort is so worth it when you see how much joy it brings to the families of Emily's Place. We kick off our Christmas celebrations with the Annual Cookies with Santa pParty on Dec. 1. Then, during the month of December, we will give Emily's Place mom's an opportunity to shop for the Santa gifts their children will receive using gift cards. Shopping within budget, utilizing online shopping. (they may not have a vehicle or childcare to shop in person), finding the best deals, reading the fine print to make sure items will be shipped/delivered on time, reading reviews, etc. are all important life skill this task will help teach. Each mom will be paired with a staff member or volunteer to complete their shipping. Click on the volunteer button below if you'd like to help.
Here are other ways you can help make the season bright for Emily's Place families:
Make sure each child received one of the smaller gifts they hope to find in their stocking or under the tree. These items all cost $50 or less so you can buy for one child or for several. We are also providing gift cards and gifts to graduate families that need support this year, so we have added their Christmas wish list.
Wrapping up Christmas. We need wrapping paper, gift bags, and supplies so we have created an Amazon wish list just for that. See the link below.
Gift of time. We will need volunteers for childcare, photography, putting together Christmas pajamas for the families, and so much more!
Donate. We have a special fundraising link just for the holidays. 100% of the funds raised will go directly to the families we serve.