Love Your Hood had the privilege and honor of being chosen as a sponsor for Denver Rescue Mission’s Adopt-A-Family program. We are always looking for ways to love our community and neighbors, and this was a tangible way we were able to do just that this holiday season.
What is Adopt-A-Family?
Denver Rescue Mission’s Adopt-A-Family program allows trusted members of the community (like teachers, counselors, etc.) to nominate families in need to have Christmas brought directly to their door. Each family can only be nominated one time. DRM will then match these families to sponsors standing by, ready to purchase, wrap, and deliver the gifts to them. This year, the Mission had more sponsors than families, which is a great problem to have!
Love Your Hood is about more than just real estate. To us, it’s a way of life. We are always looking for ways to participate in others’ stories, and this was one way we were able to love our neighbors by giving back to a hard working family who is down on their luck.
What kinds of things did the family ask for?
When we received the family’s list, it was all needs. Think: winter coat, shoes, toiletries, pants, and shirts. No wants or toys that are typically asked for on Christmas.
What did LYH do for them?
Love Your Hood and each person on the team gave money and resources to make sure that this family’s wildest Christmas dreams came true. We fulfilled everything on their list and then some! The only thing better than giving, is getting to do it together! We had a blast on our team shopping night to round up gifts.
Then we threw a wrapping party to put our Elf-like gift wrapping skills to good use.
One of the best parts about the program is getting to meet the family to deliver the gifts. We wish our adopt-a-family and you all a joyful holiday and new year!