November 25, 2022 06:58
Hundreds of families have already signed up for Auberge du Bon Pasteur’s Adopt-A-Family program to ensure their children have a great Christmas.
The annual initiative connects sponsors with local families in need, so that children and young people can receive gifts that are on their wish list.
“We want to make sure that kid has a smile and gets that Star Wars lego [set] under the tree because that’s really what they wanted,” said general manager Myles Vanni.
As of Nov. 23, Vanni said about 300 families have been matched with sponsors and many more enrollments are expected.
Last year, 500 families signed up for the program. Vanni said the recording “jumped” due to the impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
People interested in becoming a sponsor can fill out an online form.
“We have sponsors saying ‘hey, we want to sponsor a family but we don’t have the time or the ability to go shopping,'” Vanni said. “So we have buyers here who will take that donation and buy for the family.”
Families wishing to benefit from the program are encouraged to register as soon as possible.
Pickup will take place between December 19 and December 22 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
With files by Stephanie Chaves
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