Holiday Adoption Program
Each year, Matthews HELP Center identifies needy families in the area and matches them with various donors to provide holiday gifts and food. Thanks to the support of our caring donors, we were able to serve 218 families during the 2010 holiday season and 249 familes in 2011.
This program depends on individuals or groups willing to provide gifts for individuals or families in need. Our recent experience with client need tells us that this is going to be a year for the record books as far as families needing holiday assistance.
Every year, givers express what a blessing this program has been for them. Here are what several givers have shared:
“This program enables us to look beyond ourselves to experience how we can be a blessing to those in need.”
“This has been the best Christmas my family has ever had, because we shared with someone less fortunate.”
“I thought I was doing this to bless someone else, but I was the one to be blessed!”
It’s impossible to share all the tears, hugs and laughter we hear when families come to pick up their gifts. It is impossible NOT to share what a heart-warming experience it is to be part of this program every year.
If you are interested in being part of this incredible program, please fill out the following application:
In order to be served through our Holiday Adoption Program, you must be seen by a social worker. For appointments, please call 704-847-8383 x226 and speak with our Social Services Assistant.
The mission of Matthews HELP Center is to care for those in our community by providing programs and services that will meet life's basic needs, and by connecting those in need with resources that improve quality of life.