Eliada Foundation – Sponsor a Child for Christmas

Press release

from Eliada Foundation

The holiday season is fast approaching, and Eliada is already hard at work to make this a special and memorable Christmas for the children in our care. Right now we are seeking families, businesses, churches, and other groups who are interested in sponsoring needy children and adolescents for the Christmas holidays.

Sponsors can elect to shop from “wish lists” that the children create, or give a cash donation that the staff at Eliada will use to purchase gifts for individual students. Wish lists contain information like the child’s favorite color, clothing sizes, hobbies, and most needed/wanted items. Each sponsor is asked not to spend more than $150 per child to ensure that gifts are equitable amongst the children. You can sponsor 1 or as many children as you are able.

Children who receive gifts are needy youth from Eliada’s treatment and education programs. For most of these young people, the gifts they receive from sponsors are the only gifts they will get for Christmas. Many of the children spend the holiday season here on Eliada’s campus, and the gifts remind them that there is a community of people who care about them and are actively thinking of them. This feeling is just as important to them as the gifts themselves.

Please join Eliada in bringing joy to children in our community. Anyone interested in sponsoring a child should contact Nora Scheff in Eliada’s Development office by emailing nscheff@eliada.org or calling 828.254.5356 x 303.

About Eliada Foundation

Eliada is a 109 year old non-profit agency serving North Carolina’s children and families. Founded in 1903 by Dr. Lucius B. Compton as a home for women and children, Eliada’s full service continuum includes 5-Star Child Development Services (Pre School, After School, Summer Camp, More at Four); Residential and Day Treatment for children and adolescents; Vocational Education and Transitional Living; Foster Care and Therapeutic Foster Care; and Therapeutic Recreation services. Learn more about Eliada’s history and services by visiting Eliada.org. The agency enters its second century with pride, committed to the fulfillment of its mission statement: Helping Children Succeed.


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