Adopt A Family This Holiday Season Through The Retreat

The Retreat’s Adopt-a-Family program is open and ready for donations for the 2023 holiday season. This community program collects holiday gifts and gift cards for families in need. This year, it will run through December 15.

The Retreat established Adopt-a-Family nearly 20 years ago when its employees in advocacy recognized a need in their clients. They collected and distributed one gift each for their clients’ children, serving about 20 families in total. Now, this holiday giving program provides for 200 families, more than 450 individuals, all of whom are current Retreat clients.

“Adopt-a-Family is such a joyful program, and it’s one of the most rewarding times of the year for us,” said Loretta K. Davis, Executive Director of The Retreat. “Often our clients are going through some of the most difficult times in their lives, and they are so grateful for these acts of kindness and generosity.”

“Adopt-a-Family is also an opportunity to empower survivors by letting them buy their own toys, games, and clothing for their families through gift cards. In many cases, it is the first time they have the financial independence to make these decisions,” said Vanessa Petruccelli, Director of Development.

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