It's that time of year again! Sunday Assembly LA has adopted 3 families for the holidays through the Department of Social Services. That means families experiencing extreme need share their ages, interests and wishlists with us, and we go shopping, wrap gifts and deliver them before the holidays.
If you'd like to help, just add your name and contact info to the Giving Tree Spreadsheet, along with the item or gift card you're gifting.
We'll add more names/requests as we receive them.
You can bring the gifts to the December Assembly or other SALA event, mail them to us (email for address), coordinate a handoff with us, and/or join us for the gift delivery.
We've also made an Amazon wishlist to make giving super simple
Oh, and if you're shopping on Amazon, remember to use smile.amazon.com and set your charity to SALA or the charity of your choice!
Our community is helping to make the holidays special for several families in need, through the LA DPSS Adopt-a-Family program. Over the years, we've had a lot of meaningful experiences through this project. Many of our adopted families are experiencing homelessness, have recently endured a family crisis, are caring for children with disabilities or are otherwise coping with serious hardship, and it is a privilege to be able to bring a little extra joy into their lives over the holidays.
Over the next couple months, we'll be accepting items at Assemblies, by mail and at other events, and that means there'll be be plenty of gift sorting, list-double checking, stocking stuffing, ribbon curling and wrapping to be done before we deliver gifts to their destinations. Bring a new, unwrapped gift or a gift card and come join the fun!
Often, children request a lot of basic items like clothing, shoes, toiletries and groceries, in addition to school supplies, books and toys.
Ages, interests and requested items for our adopted families are compiled on this list:
Wishlist document - Pick a gift and sign up! You're welcome to shop for or make anything you like and add it to the doc. (Note: Each family is on a separate tab)
For your convenience, we've made an Amazon Wishlist, so you can shop from home if you choose. (If you do use Amazon, please also add your name next to the item in the above document)
Gift cards are always in high demand, and we can use wrapping paper, gift tags, tape, gift bags and boxes too! We'll set up delivery with the families directly, hopefully all on the same day just a few days before Xmas. If you'd like to participate in delivery, please add your name to the Delivery tab of the Wishlist document.
Thank you for all the ways you contribute. This project is one of our favorites and makes a huge impact on both recipients and volunteers.
Wishing you a rich and meaningful holiday season,
The SALA Team
723 Angelus Pl
Venice, CA 90291
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