In November and December 2020, Foothill Family held its 4th annual Making Seasons Brighter holiday give back program, which served more than 700 clients and their immediate family members through donations of gift cards, home essentials, and holiday gifts.
Where we would normally have pop up gift shops at each of Foothill Family’s six Family Centers for families to “shop,” this year’s program proved to be very different yet extremely impactful for our community due to the pandemic.
Led by the Friends of Foothill Family, the agency’s philanthropic group of women volunteers, holiday gift bundles included a handmade holiday card, a blanket, a plush toy, a book, wrapping paper, ribbon, and gift cards from Target or Walmart; bundles were given to each client and their immediate family member to empower them to purchase essential necessities and gifts for the holiday season of their choosing.
The event was a huge success, and we surpassed our fundraising goal, raising over $40,000!
Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors: Remarq and the SoCal Honda Helpful Dealers; our Community Partners: Aria Montessori School of Pasadena, Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio, The Home Depot Monrovia, IKEA, Kiwanis Club of La Canada, and countless other donors who made this program a resounding success and for making the seasons brighter in 2020!
Foothill Family has had a holiday program in place to support its clients in greatest need for almost 20 years. Making Seasons Brighter, which evolved from Adopt-A-Family, began in 2016 and empowers families to be participants in their holiday experience, rather than recipient bystanders. This can make all the difference to position them as the providers that they strive to be for their families and helps them to feel supported and cared for during the holidays as they work toward a place of healing and hope for a brighter future.
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