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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 donations and volunteers. 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. Donations needed include food items for a holiday meal, new clothing, and gifts for children infant – 17 years old.

If you are interested
in supporting any of the opportunities below, please contact us at holidaydrive@brightoncenter.com

Opportunity

Description

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.

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.

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.

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, corn
bread, potatoes, stuffing and a dessert item.

Snuggling Seniors

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