SALINAS, CA. (Nov. 9, 2023) — The independent nonprofit Partnership for Children (PFC), which increases access to medical care for children with serious illnesses and supports their families, has launched its 2023 Holiday Drive, which includes volunteer opportunities, Adopt-a-Family program, Miles of Smiles gift card program and donations to the general holiday fund.
Here are a variety of ways you can make a huge impact on the lives of children and their families:
HOST A HOLIDAY DRIVE
Get creative and host a holiday drive, a great way for groups to get involved in bringing holiday joy to kids. You can host a holiday toy drive, or a drive for one of the other wonderful gifts PFC gives out to kids each year: pajamas, warm hats, socks, books, stockings, teen gift cards, or diapers.
ADOPT A FAMILY
PFC is looking for donors to adopt a family this holiday season. Each year PFC gathers wish lists from children living with serious illness and their siblings. Donors adopt a family, shop for gifts, and deliver them to Partnership for Children. The sizes of the families vary, so PFC can match you with the perfect family for your budget.
DONATE TEEN GIFT CARDS
As kids get older and become teenagers, shopping for them can get a little difficult. Each teen PFC serves has very unique interests and would love to receive a gift card for the holidays to go shopping and pick something meaningful out for themselves. Donate a $25 gift card to popular stores like Target or Walmart and online retailer Amazon and help give a teen exactly what they want for the holidays.
If you want to help but don’t have a lot of time, you can donate to the general fund, and PFC will allocate your donation to help families in need this holiday season.
Sign up to volunteer. Volunteering is rewarding and not only helps others, but can provide you with a sense of purpose and community, increase your social skills and can improve your self-esteem.
For more information on how you can support PFC’s Holiday Drive, to sign up for any program mentioned above or to donate, go to: https://www.partnerforkids.org/holiday-drive.
About Partnership for Children
Partnership for Children is a nonprofit organization focused on increasing access to care for kids with life-threatening conditions and supporting their families.
Partnership for Children has been providing transportation and family support services for children with life-threatening conditions living in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties since 2007. Partnership for Children’s transportation and financial assistance programs increase access to compassionate care for children on the Central Coast.
Partnership for Children
1355 Abbott St., Suite 3,
Salinas, CA 93901