Help a family in need: Adopt-A-Family
Jul 27, 2012, 6 a.m.
If things are going pretty well for you and you are looking for a way to give back, consider adopting a family, and do your part to help struggling folks in your own community. Family or child sponsorship is a great way to give back and helps to increase the stability of families so they can get back on their feet after a job loss or other life changing event.
In addition to monetary support, adopting a family also provides many unique volunteer opportunities. Perhaps a group of your friends could get together and adopt children or better yet an entire family and dedicate your time, money, and efforts to helping them get what they need to thrive once again. You can also donate household items and used clothing for those families who may have lost everything due to a fire or other catastrophic event. You could also volunteer to work with parents to help them prepare for jobs, develop goals for their families, or get an action plan set to follow through for a better life. The possibilities to help are endless.
A family or child sponsorship often provides the essentials families cannot afford and include subsidies for rental assistance, food donations or vouchers, utility payments, or even auto repair assistance so they can get to and from work. Often families just need a temporary hand of basic assistance to help them get back on their feet and avoid homelessness, which is where many families might be without your help. When you adopt children or families, you are investing in their futures and help them take immediate action to get their lives back together and support their families.
Perhaps together we can help prevent homelessness in our own communities and help to provide stability for families in crisis that need assistance. Anything you can do to help really does matter and every little bit does help!
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