“”When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”

– Maya Angelou

This holiday season, The Guidance Center received an overwhelming amount of love and cheer as 89 community members and local business made the holidays bright for 90 of our client families including 373 children, parents and caregivers! As our 9th year of Adopt-A-Family comes to an end, we can’t help but be thankful for all the support we received. This time of year can be very difficult for our clients who come from all different backgrounds and face complicated hardships.

The Adopt-A-Family program helps carry the burden of the parents and caregivers who worry how they will provide gifts for their children when they struggle paying rent and it brings huge smiles to the faces of so many kiddos. When a little boy is given brand new shoes or a little girl is given a bright pink doll house, pure joy is filled in their hearts. Not only do these gifted household and personal items empower our families to excel in their daily lives, gifted toys provide opportunities for families to bond and children to grow in their own strengths. Each gift brings hope of a brighter future.

Thank you to all our 2019 Adopt-A-Family donors, we appreciate you so much! 

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