Utica, NY (Monday Dec 31 2012)
Kids Oneida’s Adopt a Family event was another wonderful success this past year. Thanks to our donors and sponsors, we were able to help 100 families and over 330 children, which was our biggest event yet. All of our families were thankful that these presents helped increase their child’s quality of life, whether they received the gift of warmth by receiving a jacket or the gift of learning by opening a package of books. The Adopt a Family Chairman, Brandi Candido, stated, “This program is wonderful since at the end of the year, it gives you the right perspective of helping others who are in need.”
The Elves Workshop was a new addition to the Adopt a Family program this year. Kids Oneida provided a variety of different gifts and supplies to help our children choose and wrap presents. In addition, children could make cards for their parents for the holidays. A few of the items included candles, toiletries, hats, gloves, and Christmas decorations. Children were elated to have the opportunity to give something back to their parents and have a surprise waiting for them to open.
Kids Oneida hopes to continue expanding the Adopt a Family program with new ideas and projects in the upcoming year. We would like to especially thank all of our donors and sponsors for assisting us with the growth of this program and for helping us bring happiness to every child’s and family’s home. Kids Oneida would also like to extend another thank you to the New Hartford Teachers Association, The Bank of New York Mellon, and First Source Federal Credit Union. These organizations continue to devote their time and generous donations to our program every year. We want to thank your employees for always lending a helping hand throughout the holiday season and helping us promote our program throughout the community.
Our organization would also like to thank all of our staff for helping organize the event, recruiting more donors, and for their endless dedication every year. With everyone’s assistance, more of our children were able to have a cheerful and joyous holiday season.
Please refer back to our website during the holiday season for more information on our Adopt a Family Program for 2013. Kids Oneida hopes that everyone has a prosperous and healthy New Year!
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