2017 Adopt-A-Family Holiday Celebration

Santa with the Jimenez, Gumallaoi and Afemata familiesHabitat LA recently hosted an annual event that is near and dear to our hearts – our Adopt-a-Family Holiday Celebration. The Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program was developed to help provide support to partner homeowners who recently moved into their new Habitat LA home or received home repair services due to a financial need. The first year of homeownership can be challenging for families as they transition into their new homes and through the Adopt-A-Family Program, we are able to bring some extra cheer during the holidays.

Twenty new partner homeowner families attended this year’s celebration where they received a holiday basket filled with gifts and gift cards. The gifts were distributed by Santa Claus himself during our Adopt-a-Family Holiday Celebration, which was held on December 16th at the Calvary Baptist Church in Bellflower.

In addition to presents, guests were treated to a delicious buffet style luncheon and children were invited to design photo frames and ornaments in our kid’s crafting area that was run by our Youth United members.

This event and all of its blessings would not have been possible without our generous sponsors. We wish to thank U.S. Bank for sponsoring the event; Mattel for donating toys; Edison International volunteers for decorating; and Calvary Baptist Church for donating the venue. And of course, we are grateful to Santa Claus for taking time out of his busy schedule to help us hand out presents, and bring smiles to our partner families, staff, and volunteers.  See you next year, Santa!

See photos of the event on our Flickr.