Farmington Youth Assistance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening area youth and families through community involvement, is looking for volunteers to “adopt” a family in Farmington or Farmington Hills.
The Holiday Angels program helps provide underprivileged families with clothing, toys, toiletries, and grocery and utility cards to make their holiday season a little brighter.
“With the holidays around the corner, we’re rallying the community to help families who may need a little extra support this season,” said Maria Showich-Gallup, FYA board member and organizer of Holiday Angels. “This is our sixth year organizing Holiday Angels. With the generous support of our neighbors, we can continue to make a positive impact.”
Last year, 51 community members offered assistance in the form of donating money, purchasing gifts or making the deliveries to 65 children. The program is the only one in the area focusing on families with children over 13 years old.
Classrooms, church groups, clubs, offices and families who volunteer will be matched with a family and provided a wish list of suggested items. Cash donations are also accepted; FYA can purchase gifts for a family on a donor’s behalf. Contact FYA at 248-489-3434 or email Maria Showich-Gallup at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Community members are welcome to contact the FYA office by Dec. 7 with names of families in need whose youngest child is 13 years of age.
Farmington Youth Assistance is a non-profit organization committed to preventing juvenile delinquency, child neglect and child abuse through community involvement. It provides summer camp activities, casework counseling, family education, mentoring, skill building and youth recognition programs. FYA covers the Farmington School District and is part of the broader Oakland County Youth Assistance program.
Source: Farmington Youth Assistance press release