November 3, 2018 - 8:00am to December 21, 2018 - 6:00pm

2018 HOLIDAY ADOPT-A-FAMILY

 

"Thank you never feels like enough! With everything going on, buying gifts was really the last thing on my mind so when your box came in the mail it meant so much. To see the looks on my kids' faces as they opened their gifts was priceless..." - a Friends of Karen mom

Help Friends of Karen deliver gifts and smiles for the holidays! Nearly 900 "Holiday Wish Lists" need to be filled this year. Join us in helping fulfill a child's wish list or fill the lists for several children. You will be the reason our children smile this holiday season.

"Each of our children sends us their wish list, and we match each child with a kind-hearted 'elf' who purchases one or more of the items on the list," according to Volunteer Coordinator, Denise Tredwell, who organizes the program. "Every child looks forward to the holidays, but when parents are caring for a child with a life-threatening illness, there's no time for shopping or even thinking about gifts. We want them to have joyful memories, even in the midst of illness."

You can help our children celebrate the holidays by purchasing one gift for one child or several gifts. And if you don’t have a lot of time, we welcome cash donations and we’ll do the shopping for you. To participate, email DeniseTredwell@friendsofkaren.org or call (914) 617-4052. 

What better way to celebrate the holidays than by putting a smile on the face of a sick child and helping to create memories for their entire family?