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Ways Your Company Can Help This Holiday Season

 

Ways You Can Help This Holiday Season

 

The Holiday Drive is an opportunity for individuals & families, participating in a Brighton Center program, to receive food and gifts for their family during the holiday season.  To ensure a successful Holiday Drive we have a need for volunteers from December 3rd – 21st.  There are many opportunities for individuals, groups, and businesses to help Brighton Center fulfill the holiday wishes of our families.  Volunteer opportunities include sorting and organizing gently used toys, food, clothing and gifts, packaging & distributing food baskets to individuals, families & seniors; assisting families with Adoption gift pick up; and "shopping" with families through the Wish Tree gift room. 

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the opportunities below, please contact Lauren Copeland at 859-491-8303 X2336 or lcopeland@brightoncenter.com  

 

Opportunity

Description Dates & Times Contact Information

Used Toy Sale

The Used Toy Sale is for children ages 2 – 12 to “shop” for their friends and siblings.  Gently used toys & bikes are cleaned and sorted by volunteers.  Toys are priced at 5, 10, and 25 cents so that children have the experience of buying gifts for others.  No child is turned away if they are unable to pay.  Used toy donations are accepted Monday – Friday 8:30 - 5:00.  Battery donations are greatly appreciated to recharge used toys.

Used Toy Cleaning

December 3-6 from 10:00-7:00

Used Toy Sale Set-Up

December 7 from 8:30-1:00

 

Stephanie Stiene

859-491-8303 X2324

sstiene@brightoncenter.com

Adoption Program

 

Adopting a Family allows the sponsor to purchase gift items for a specific family.  Sponsors will specify the household size of the family they wish to adopt.  First names, gender, ages, clothing sizes, and wish ideas are provided to sponsors so they can purchase items of their choice for each member of the household.  Some sponsors also choose to purchase food for the family.

Donation Sponsor Drop-Off

December 7 & 10 from 9:00-4:30

December 8 from 10:00-noon

Family Pick-Up

December 13 from 10:00-7:00

December 14 from 10:00-4:00

Beth Hodge

859-491-8303 X2331

bhodge@brightoncenter.com

Wish Tree Program Sponsoring a Wish Tree entails requesting a specific number of holiday “Wish Tree” tags for your church, school, or business.  “Wish Tree” tags are the wish ideas of children from Holiday Drive applications.  Once all unwrapped Wish Tree gift items are received families "shop" by selecting their child’s gift from the Wish Tree Room.  Each family is also provided with food for their holiday meal.

Wish Tree Set-Up

December 17 from 10:00-1:00

Family Wish Tree Shopping

December 18, 19 from 9:00-5:00

December 20 from 9:00-7:00

Amy Wiley

859-491-8303 X2204

awiley@brightoncenter.com

Food

Food donations are greatly needed throughout the entire year.  However, we typically serve more families with these items during the Holiday Season.  The food items we collect for the 900+ Holiday Meal packages include ham, canned veggies, cornbread, potatoes, stuffing, and a dessert item.

 The food items we collect for the 900+ Holiday Meal packages include a ham, canned veggies, canned fruits, box of potatoes and stuffing and a dessert item. Additionally, the Choice Pantry and personal care closet are always in need of the following items:

  • Cereal, Pancake Mix, and Syrup
  • Spaghetti and Pasta Sauce
  • Soups and Crackers
  • Shampoo, Soap, Deodorant
  • Razors and Shaving Cream
  • Baby Diapers (sizes 3,4,5), Wipes
  • Hand Soap, Sanitizer & Lysol Spray or wipes
  • Canned Meats (Tuna, Chicken, Vienna Sausages)
  • Canned Fruits/Veggies
  • Peanut Butter
  • Toothpaste, Toothbrushes
  • Toilet paper & cleaning supplies

Food Room Set-Up

December 11 from 4:00-6:00

 

Food Room Distribution

December 12 from 8:30-12:00

December 13 from 10:00-7:00

December 18, 19 & 20 from 9:00-5:00

Jennifer Wiley

859-491-8303 X2305

jwiley@brightoncenter.com

Snuggling Seniors We collect new blankets for seniors that reside in one of our Senior Buildings.

Blankets may be lap size or full size

Store Bought or Hand Made

Beth Hodge

859-491-8303 X2331

bhodge@brightoncenter.com