Family & Senior Sharing Program
The Family and Senior Sharing Program enables individuals, families, businesses and groups to provide personalized Holiday food and gifts to low income families or seniors. You select the size of the family or senior household you wish to donate to. You are welcome to share with more than one family or senior household.
If you have participated in Family and Senior Sharing before (2014 – 2018), please check back in early October to apply.
As a Family Sponsor, we match you with a family or families. You contact the family to find out specific needs and/or gift wishes and to arrange a delivery time. You then provide them with food or grocery store gift cards and gifts for children in the family who are 17 or younger and deliver them to the home.
As a Senior Sponsor, we match you with a senior or senior couple to provide food or grocery store gift cards, and a gift. Once you have contacted the senior/s to learn their needs, you deliver the items you have purchased directly to the senior(s) who may want to spend some time with you, sharing the spirit of the holidays.
The following levels of support are recommended to ensure that all of our client families and seniors receive a comparable level of assistance.
Food purchases: $30 to $40 per person
Gift purchases: of $60 to $80 per child (17 and under) and $35 to $40 per senior.
Optional extras, such as gifts for parents, grandparents or older teens: $20 per person