Steps to HOPE Christmas Adopt-A-Family 2017

Published 3:08 pm Friday, January 5, 2018

With generous support from the Polk County Community Foundation’s Share the Joy Program, the Polk County Toy Run, and other groups, Steps to HOPE invites members of the community to share their blessings with families struggling to make ends meet each year at Christmastime.

Individuals, groups, and businesses purchase and wrap gifts for children in need and the Polk County Community Foundation’s grant helps to fill any gaps that may arise to fulfill their Christmas wishes. A holiday meal and other gifts are given to the entire family so that they too can have a happier holiday season.

In 2017 all 24 of our client families, including 62 area children, were adopted. The lobby was jam-packed with beautifully wrapped gifts and cute, larger-than-life stuffed animals! We can only imagine hearing the delighted squeals and seeing the smiles on their faces Christmas morning as the children opened their gifts.

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– submitted by Paula Childers