Babies of Homelessness Looking for Sponsors for 4th Annual Adopt a Family To Benefit Children Experiencing Homelessness in King and Snohomish Counties
October 17 - November 15Free
Babies of Homelessness, an emergency crisis response team serving families experiencing homelessness in King and Snohomish counties, is sponsoring its 4th annual Adopt a Family event Dec 15 to benefit children experiencing homelessness in our community. Wrapped present will be delivered directly to families living in tiny homes, tent cities, car parks and emergency shelters.
Babies of Homelessness is looking for sponsors who want to help during the holidays.
Sponsors can purchase items for a child or multiple children in a family. Enrollment is open until November 15, 2019.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
To register, https://www.babiesofhomelessness.org/adopt-a-family/
Last year, the Adopt-A-Family program had 40 sponsors supporting 100 families for the holiday season. Here’s how it works:
- Registered community sponsors browse family profiles and select families with newborns to children up to 12th grade.
- Each child creates a wish list. Gifts are purchased, wrapped, tagged, and dropped off at our collection point prior to delivery.
- BoH volunteers and Santa will deliver the gifts to children in shelters, tent cities, and car parks in the van on Dec. 15.
Wrapped presents should be delivered to Babies of Homelessness volunteers on Dec 13 from 6 – 9 pm and on Dec. 14 from 10 am – 2 pm at HollyHills Clubhouse, 19200 Hollyhills Dr. NE, Bothell.
Babies of Homelessness, founded in 2016, is focused on providing basic needs (diapers, formula, wipes, snacks) to families with young children (birth to age 8) experiencing homelessness in our area.
Babies of Homelessness operates a helpline that allows its volunteers to deliver necessities directly to families, whether they live in their cars, tent cities or homeless shelters.
Babies of Homelessness operates a van route that makes scheduled stops to assist families living at Hope Place Women’s and Children’s Shelter, True Hope Tiny Village, Sacred Heart Shelter, Nickelsville Othello Village, Nickelsville Tiny House Village, and Interfaith Family Shelter.
Many of the families Babies of Homelessness serves are referrals from Crisis Connection 211 and from partners including DSHS Kids Start, Mary’s Place, Lake Washington United Methodist – Safe Park, Northshore Fire Department, Eastside Baby Corner, New Bethlehem Day Center, Everett Women’s Gospel Mission, Sacred Heart, and True Hope Tiny Village.
To date, Babies of Homelessness has helped more than 3,000 families and delivered more than 100,000 diapers.
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