Christmas can be a very stressful time for families who have left violent situations. More often than not, they are starting fresh with very little, and in some cases, with nothing at all. All our families are low income, and for so many it is difficult enough providing the basic necessities of life, let alone providing a Christmas meal or gifts.
You can make our families’ Christmas that much brighter by participating in our Sponsor a Family for Christmas program, and help give parents and kids a Christmas they would not have otherwise. Your commitment provides families with gifts under the tree and your donation goes directly to a specific family. Families may reside at Liberty Lane, but we also have families in the community via our Domestic Violence Outreach Program who are in need.
The following Sponsorship budgets are recommended for equity purposes:
Single Person: $150
Families: $150 for mom + $250 for each child
(i.e. $400 total for a 1-child family, $650 total for a 2-child family, $900 total for a 3-child family, etc.)
How it works:
Determine your budget level and Liberty Lane will match you with a family. We can accept sponsorship commitments as early as November.
Receive your customized list. It will give details of the gender and age of the children, and sizes needed for clothes and shoes if required. You are not obligated to buy everything on the list, we will ask the parent to highlight the most important items, but please try to honor the budget you committed to, or we will have some very disappointed children.
Go shopping. All items should be new and in original wrapping. No used items please.
Wrap mom’s presents, so she will have gifts to open on Christmas Day.
Please provide gift wrap, bags, bows, tape, if possible, for mom to wrap the children’s presents. This allows mom the excitement of wrapping the presents to put under the tree.
Presents should be delivered to Liberty Lane approximately 2 weeks before Christmas. The deadline for delivery is 1 week before., This allows us time to determine if anything else was needed or forgotten and to deliver. Sponsors are unable to deliver directly to families, due to confidentiality purposes.
Enjoy your Christmas, knowing that you have given the gift of Christmas to another.
If you are not able to assist with Sponsorship, there are many other ways to help families enjoy Christmas. We can accept gift cards for various local grocery stores and gas stations, etc., gift cards for movies, local days out & fun experiences, etc.