What is Families are Us?
This unique, temporary holiday store is created by our team each December and stocked with donated new toys, clothes and other holiday items. It’s a chance for the families we serve to actually shop for a Christmas gift for their children. It’s hard to imagine that most at-risk families do not have the ability or means to personally shop for their children’s holiday gifts.
Our annual Holiday Store brings a great deal of joy to these families and youth and the gifts they leave with are gifts that they personally choose and cherish. Gifts that will make a difference to their children knowing they came from mom and dad. One mother we serve explains:
“It often feels like we just get handouts that I do appreciate, but it meant so much to me to CHOOSE the gifts for my two sons. I’m their mom and I know what they want for Christmas.”
Every year, support from community partners helps make this Holiday Store possible enables us to create a meaningful holiday experience to families working toward a stable life and home.