Sponsor a child for the holidays

Press release from Eliada Home:

Help Make a Child Smile this Holiday Season!
Eliada works hard to make the holidays a special time for the children in our care. You can help bring a smile to their face by fulfilling their holiday wishes! 
Sponsor a Child:
When you sign up to sponsor a child for the holidays, you’ll receive a Wish List that a young person created. Wish Lists include their favorite things, clothing sizes, and most needed and wanted items. The value of a Wish List is around $150. You can divide that cost with friends, or even sponsor several children. 
For most of Eliada’s children and youth, the gifts they receive from sponsors are the only gifts they will get during the holiday season. 
To sign up to sponsor, please contact Rebecca Boline by email at rboline@eliada.org.
Sponsor Multiple Children:
We also have Wish Lists which include items that children will need here at Eliada depending on what program they are in.  
Cottage wish lists for youth living at Eliada, for example, include toiletries, bedding and towels, books, games, art supplies, suitcases and kitchen utensils. Many children come to Eliada with a few clothes in a garbage bag. Together we can provide them things that every home should have!
Other wish lists are for our Child Development programs, Foster Care program, Farm program, Summer Camp program, and Recreation programs. Our Equine Therapy program also has some needs this holiday season! We never know when we’ll get a call for a child in Foster Care who needs a home immediately. Let’s help Foster Parents provide these children everything they deserve!
Sponsor a last minute wish:
Some youth living at Eliada won’t arrive until right before the holidays! We won’t receive their wish lists until mid-late November. Can you sign up to help one of these teens at the last minute?
If you don’t have time to shop, Eliada will use your donation to purchase gifts for children who may arrive at Eliada very close to Christmas or right after Christmas.It shouldn’t matter when you arrive at Eliada–your wishes should be fulfilled! You can make a donation here. In the comment field, write “holiday wishes.”  
To sign up to sponsor multiple children or a teen at the last minute, please contact Rebecca Boline by email at rboline@eliada.org or by phone at (828) 254-5356, ext. 306.
Volunteer for the Holidays!
Accepting Gifts Help 
We also need help thanking our Christmas sponsors as they drop off gifts the week of December 6th-11th! 
You can sign up to cover a shift as people drop off the presents they have purchased for a child in need. Contact Rebecca Boline if you are interested in this opportunity rboline@eliada.org.
Thank you!
Every year I hear stories of staff passing over gifts to parents as they arrive to Eliada to pick up their children. They are immediately in tears. They feel relief that they can provide their children presents. And they feel overwhelmed with the love and support of their community.
I cannot thank you enough for ALL you do for Eliada’s kids. I know this year will be no exception.
Thank you,
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