Joy Makers

JoyMakers Holiday

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ~Dalai Lama

This holiday season, YOU can help create special memories and spread cheer to the over 1,000 children and families served by the Center each day. In many cases, the children and families we serve are not able to enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings.  They might not wake up to multiple presents under the tree or enjoy a holiday meal with their family on Christmas Day.   

Please help support these children and families
Be a JoyMaker this holiday season!

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Holidays in our Residential Treatment Programgreayforgroup

Provide Christmas morning JOY for a Cottage at the Center
Fill up the stockings and fill their hearts with JOY! You can create Christmas morning magic this holiday for the children and teens who won’t be home for Christmas this year by providing gifts for their stockings. Having a filled stocking with gifts and special treats on Christmas morning is a childhood memory we never forget. The Center would love to partner with you so that we can help to provide a JOYful childhood experience that every child deserves. Stocking gifts may include: coloring/activity books, pens, erasers, markers, books, journals, stickers and special treats. You may choose to provide stocking stuffers for one or more cottages.
*For safety and health requirements, we are unable to accept any used or homemade gifts.

Winter Break Fun 
Sponsor special group activities and add some holiday JOY this season for the children we serve while they are on winter break!

  • $250 would provide an activity such as ice skating and lunch for 10 kids
  • $350 would provide for a Game Truck to come to our main campus for up to 3 hours
  • $500 would provide for an Extreme Sports Day at the Center with exciting obstacle course challenges and much more

Cottage Movie Night – A night at the movies!
$250 provides movie tickets for 10 kids, popcorn, a drink and a sweet treat!

Holiday Food & Gift Card Basketgreayforgroup

Provide a holiday basket for a family of 4. Baskets to include non-perishable food items and gift certificates to local grocery and department stores.  These families will be able to purchase perishable items with donated gift certificate to prepare and enjoy a holiday meal together as a family.
*Multiple baskets are encouraged and appreciatedgreayforgroup

Special Holiday Meals for Residential Youth

Some of the children and teenagers we care for will not be home with their families this holiday season. It is our priority to provide special moments and activities for them during the season, such as fun and delicious holiday meals. You can help! You may choose to provide the food or purchase grocery store gift cards, so that our staff can purchase items for the meal(s). The meal(s) would be for 50-60 youth along with direct care staff.
*Various levels of volunteer participation within this opportunity can be discussed.

Please click here for our Holiday Wish List


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